ISAF vows intensified counterinsurgency efforts
He said they wanted to step up operations in the summer in order to frustrate the designs of insurgents to recapture lost grounds.
A joint operation was underway in eastern Kunar province, where cooperation between Afghan, Pakistan and ISAF troops had been effective, Blotz told reporters.
A week back, ISAF said 25 militants and six alliance soldiers were killed in clashes in Kunar.
Blotz said efforts were in place to retake the Wanat Waigal district from the Taliban in neighbouring Nuristan.
On March 29, hundreds of Taliban fighters overran the district after a brief resistance was put up by local security forces. The Taliban are currently in control of the district headquarters, officials say.
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