Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases
-- A coalition air weapons team in
Helmand province’s Sangin district killed five insurgents after spotting the men with a bomb detonator and an automatic machine gun mounted on their truck.
-- Security forces killed two insurgents linked to a senior Taliban weapons smuggler during a shootout in Zabul province’s Shamulazai district. Troops opened fire on the insurgents after one brandished a weapon and the other appeared to attempt to detonate a suicide vest.
-- Forces killed an armed insurgent and detained several others, including a Taliban leader responsible for distributing materials used for building car bombs, in
province’s Kandahar . Kandahar City
-- Afghan and coalition forces detained several suspected insurgents, including a Haqqani network weapons trafficker, in Khost province’s Sabari district. The Haqqani terrorist also reportedly is responsible for finance, media and logistical support for the Sabari district Haqqani network.
-- Forces detained several suspected insurgents, while searching for a Taliban leader linked to several attacks on security forces, in Logar province’s Charkh district.
In March 8 operations:
-- Afghan and coalition forces killed two enemy fighters after insurgents ambushed the combined patrol in
province’s Shah Wali district. Kandahar
-- Security forces killed one insurgent and detained two others in an operation geared toward disrupting an insurgent leader’s ability to plan and execute attacks in Nimroz province’s Khash Rod district.
-- Security forces found two weapon stockpiles in southern
. Operations resulted in seizure of more than 200 assault rifle rounds, six mortars, five rocket-propelled grenade boosters, four assault rifles, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and assorted bomb-making materials. Afghanistan