Combined Force Detains Numerous Suspected Insurgents
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force detained numerous suspected insurgents during an operation to arrest a Haqqani leader in the Shwak district of Afghanistan’s Paktiya province today, military officials reported.
The Haqqani leader is responsible for facilitating attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the district, officials said.
Also today, a combined force detained one suspect during an operation to arrest a Taliban leader in the Chimtal district of Balkh province. The sought-after Taliban leader directs attacks against Afghan security forces throughout the region. He is also responsible for conducting attacks against reconstruction projects in the province.
In Aug. 9 operations:
-- A combined force found and cleared an improvised explosive device in Ghanzi province’s Ghazni district.
-- A combined force killed an insurgent in Kapisa province’s Tagab district.
-- A combined force detained two insurgents in Khowst province’s Gurbuz district.
-- A combined force killed one insurgent and detained two others in Laghman province’s Mehtar Lam district.
-- A combined force detained an insurgent who was emplacing an IED in Logar province’s Muhammad Aghah district.
-- In Nangarhar province, a combined force found and cleared one IED in the Jalalabad district and another in the Khugyani district.
-- In Paktika province, a combined force found and cleared an IED in the Sar Rowzah district.
-- In Paktiya province, a combined force found and cleared an IED in the Zurmat district.
-- In Parwan province, a combined force discovered a weapons cache containing 18 rockets in the Bagram district.
-- A combined force found and cleared an IED in Wardak province’s Sayyidabad district.