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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 31 August 2012

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2012-08-S-055
For Immediate Release

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

KABUL, Afghanistan (AUG 31) – An Afghan and coalition force killed two armed insurgents during an operation in Sayyid Karam district, Paktiya province, yesterday.

During the operation, the security force observed multiple armed militants engaging in insurgent activity. After ensuring there were no civilians nearby, the security force engaged with a precision airstrike, killing two.

Post-strike assessments determined no civilians were harmed and there was no damage to civilian structures.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

East

An Afghan and coalition force detained several suspected insurgents during an operation to arrest a Haqqani bomb maker in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, today. The Haqqani leader facilitates the construction of improvised explosive devices and directs their use in Pul-e ‘Alam district.

In Gelan district, Ghazni province today, an Afghan and coalition security force detained many suspected insurgents during an operation to arrest a Taliban leader. The Taliban leader manages the finances, supplies and the movement of foreign fighters into the area.

Also today in Gelan district, an Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents during a search for a Taliban leader, today. The Taliban leader plans and coordinates attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in southern Ghazni.

Afghan and coalition forces confirmed the Aug. 29 arrest of a Taliban leader during an operation in Andar district, Ghazni province. The detained Taliban leader prepared and conducted attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces. In addition, he facilitated the movement of weapons and supplies, including improvised explosive devices, throughout Andar district.

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