|ISAF Joint Command morning operational update Oct. 21, 2011|
ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
For Immediate Release
KABUL, Afghanistan (Oct. 21, 2011) — In the Tarnek wa Jaldak district, Zabul province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted a precision air strike, killing numerous insurgents.
Following the strike, the security force recovered a significant amount of weapons to include multiple AK-47 assault rifles, several rocket-propelled grenades, an 82mm recoilless rifle, two PKM machine guns with 400 rounds of ammunition, multiple grenades and ammunition pouches.
Two suspected insurgents were also detained in the operation targenting the group of taliban fighters. No civilians were harmed during the strike.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader in the Musa Qal’ah district, Helmand province. The leader coordinates shipments of explosives and weapons in support of insurgent operations in the Helmand province.
Multiple suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Haqqani network facilitator during a search operation in Sabari district, Khost province. The facilitator planned and coordinated attacks against Afghan forces, as well as, distributing weapons and roadside bombs throughout Sabari district. Two additional suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.
Also in Sabari district, Khost province, during a security operation a combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Haqqani network facilitator. The facilitator distributed weapons, supplies and equipment to other senior insurgent leaders, as well as, planning attacks against Afghan forces in the region. One additional suspected insurgent was detained during the operation.