Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 - A combined Afghan and coalition security force
killed two insurgents after coming under attack today while searching for an
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan senior leader in the Chahar Darah district of
Afghanistan's Kunduz province, military officials reported.
The IMU senior leader is responsible for planning and directing attacks
against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the province, officials said.
The security force also detained several suspected insurgents and seized
weapons during the operation.
In other Afghanistan news today:
-- An Afghan soldier turned his weapon against International Security
Assistance Force service members in northern Afghanistan. ISAF troops returned
fire, killing the shooter. There were no ISAF fatalities. Afghan and coalition
officials are investigating the incident, officials said.
-- In the Gelan district of Ghazni province, an Afghan and coalition
security force detained a suspected insurgent during a search for a Taliban
attack planner responsible coordinating the efforts of insurgents throughout
In Afghanistan operations yesterday:
-- A combined force looking for a senior Taliban leader in the Chimtal
district of Balkh province killed an armed insurgent who engaged them.
-- In the Now Zad district of Helmand province, a combined security force
seized a Taliban weapons cache that contained bomb components, homemade
explosives and detonation triggers.
-- Also in Now Zad, security combined force detained numerous suspected
insurgents during an operation to arrest a senior Taliban leader responsible
for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout northern Helmand.
In July 21 operations:
-- An airstrike in the Muhammad Aghah district of Logar province killed
several armed insurgents. A combined Afghan and coalition force called in the
airstrike and confirmed it had not harmed civilians or damaged civilian
-- An Afghan special operations unit, supported by coalition troops,
arrested a Haqqani network explosives expert in the Khost district of Khost
province. He was responsible for building and planting roadside bombs and
coordinated the transportation and distribution of explosives for insurgents
throughout the province. The Afghan unit detained several other suspected
insurgents and seized several weapons.
-- In Logar province's Pul-e Alam district, security combined force detained
several suspected insurgents during an operation to arrest a Haqqani network
leader. The security force also seized several weapons, grenades and explosives
during the operation.
In other news, security combined force in the
Ishkamish district of Takhar province arrested an Islamic Movement of
Uzbekistan leader July 20. The leader commanded a high-profile cell that
directed attacks throughout Kunduz province. The security force also seized
several homemade bombs.