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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update - June 6, 2012


For Immediate Release

KABUL, Afghanistan (JUN 6) – An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader in Baraki Barak district, Logar province, today.

The leader plans and participates in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the province.

He also commands multiple insurgents and acquires weapons for use in insurgent attacks against Afghan and coalition troops.

During the operation, insurgents attacked the Afghan and coalition troops with small-arms fire and a grenade. The security force returned fire and requested a precision airstrike.

While conducting a follow-on assessment, the security force discovered two women who had sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The security force provided medical assistance and transported both women to an ISAF medical facility for treatment.

As a result of the operation, multiple insurgents were killed and the Afghan and coalition security force seized several weapons and a quantity of explosives.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

In Taloqan district, Takhar province, an Afghan and coalition security force detained an al-Qaida facilitator during an operation today. The facilitator served as a financier and liaison between al-Qaida leaders.

An Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader during an operation in Daman district, Kandahar province, today. The leader was responsible for the construction, distribution and placement of improvised explosive devices used in attacks against coalition and Afghan forces throughout Daman and Shah Wali Kot districts. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent as a result of the operation.