7 insurgents killed 5 detained in ISAF military operations
By Ghanizada - 17 Jan 2012, 10:47 am
NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a press release on Monday said, Afghan and coalition forces killed seven insurgents and detained five suspected individuals in eastern Afghanistan during operations throughout the past 24 hours, Jan. 16.
The source further added, coalition forces spotted insurgents fleeing the point of origin after Forward Operating Base Warrior was struck with indirect fire. They responded with airstrikes killing four of the insurgents in Gelan district, Ghazni province.
At least two other insurgents were killed by coalition forces in eastern Khost province while they were spotted emplacing an improvised-explosive-device in Manduzai district.
According to ISAF officials, at least one militant insurgent was killed by Afghan National Army troops during a small-arms fire engagement in Manogai district, Kunar province.
Afghan National Army and coalition forces detained three suspects during operations in Maidan Shahr district, Wardak province, ISAF officials said.
The detainees were safely brought to a nearby base for questioning.
Afghan National Army detained two suspects who were found with a cache of weapons in Sabari district, Khowst province. The detainees were safely brought to a nearby base for questioning.
In the meantime Afghan Defense Ministry following a press release on Tuesday said, Afghan National Army soldiers seized various weapons and ammunitions at Sabari and Nadershah Kot districts of eastern Khost province.
The source further added, Afghan National Army soldiers seized at least 4,500 kgs of drugs and 8 kgs of explosives during a cleanup operation at Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province.
Afghan defense officials also said, Afghan National Army soldiers seized at least 5 landmines and 8 kgs of hashish from Esperwan camp in Panjwai district.
At least four Afghan National Army soldiers were also killed and injured during the operations, officials said.
According to Afghan Defense officials, one of the Afghan Army soldiere was killed and another was injured in Lashkargah city of southern Helmand province while two other Afghan National Army soldiers were injured in eastern Kunar province.