December 21, 2014

10 militants killed, 21 arrested in eastern Afghanistan

By Sajad - Wed Jun 27 2012, 8:27 am

Afghan and coalition forces killed 10 insurgents, detained 21 and located two weapons caches during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, June 26.

According to a statement released by International Security Assistance Force, Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces killed one insurgent during a small arms engagement in Gelan district of eastern Ghazni province. The insurgent was carrying improvised explosive making materials. Coalition forces also killed two insurgents in an engagement in Qarah Bagh district.

The statement further added, Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces detained two insurgents during an engagement in Sperah district of Ghazni province. The detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning.

Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache in Nadir Shah Kot district. The cache contained rocket propelled grenades.

ISAF following the statement also added Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces killed six insurgents and detained three in Pul-E Alam district of Logar province during a small arms engagement.

Ina seperate operation at Nangarhar province Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces detained 12 insurgents during an engagement in Khugyani district. The detained suspects were attempting to emplace IEDs. The detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning.

Afghan Uniform Police and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache in Deh Bala district. The cache contained multiple mortar rounds.

In the meantime Afghan National Police and coalition forces detained three insurgents during an engagement in Bagram district of Parwan Province, ISAF said following the statement adding that the detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning.

Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces killed one insurgent during an engagement in Siaghird district.

Afghan Uniform Police and coalition forces detained one insurgent during an engagement in Sayyidabad district of Wardak province. The detained suspect was transferred to a base for questioning.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the reports.

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