Daily Security Brief: July 5, 2011
FARAH: A dozen Taliban insurgents were killed and another 13 wounded during a joint Afghan-ISAF operation in the Bala Baluk district of western Farah province deputy police chief Col. Mohammad Ghaus Malyar said Tuesday. One policeman was killed and four others injured in the operation, he said.
The offensive was carried out in Shiwaan area on Monday. The injured policemen were taken to a hospital for treatment.
The clashes came three days after a battle between police and Taliban in the same area left a dozen Taliban militants dead.
GHOR: Three policemen were injured when militants attacked police checkpoints in the Zano and Ancha areas of the Pasadaband district Monday night, Ghor deputy police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Rashid Bashir said Tuesday.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
-- Rasouly-Omid Khepalwak
KANDAHAR: At least 12 insurgents were killed, five others injured, and two civilians injured in an ISAF operation in southern Kandahar province, according to a statement issued by the provincial media office Tuesday.
The operation was launched late on Monday in the Ashogho area of Jheri district.
-- Bashir Ahmad Nadem
KAPISA: One civilian was killed and three more, including two girls, were injured on Tuesday in a clash between the Taliban and a joint Afghan-ISAF force in the Shir Khel and Mira Khel areas of Tagab district of central Kapisa Province, Tagab district chief Abdul Hakim Akhundzada told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the civilian was killed in Shir Khel area and that three more civilians, including two girls and a man, were injured when a rocket hit a house in Mira Khel area.
He added that the injured had been taken to Panjshir Emergency Hospital. It is not yet clear which side fired the rocket.
The Taliban spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News that nine French soldiers and an Afghan policeman were killed in the attack.
-- Bakhtar Sapai
NANGARHAR: Afghan and international forces killed 30 militants in Shirzad and Khogyani districts on Monday. Early Tuesday morning, ISAF killed three people and detained four others during an operation in the Shirzad district, district cheif Aseel Ahmad told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The operation lasted from 1:00 am to 4:00 am in the Maraki Khail area of Shirzad district. Ahmad said it was unclear who the three killed and four arrested were. He said some residents said they were civilians.
ISAF said in a statement that the killed and arrested were suspected militants and that international forces had seized weapons and ammunition from the area.
--Abdul Mueed Hashemi
URUZGAN: Two policemen were injured when two motorcyclists attacked an airport in Uruzgan's Trenkot City crime branch chief Col. Gulab Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News on Tuesday.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yusouf Ahmadi confirmed that the incident occurred but claimed that 10 policemen surrendered to the Taliban in the Dehrawud district. Dehrawud district chief Khalifa Sadat rejected the claim.
-- Rasouly-Omid Khepalwak
ZABUL: Five would-be bomb planters were killed in a joint operation by Afghan and international forces in the Omaki area of Qalat City in southern Zabul province, provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Nabi Elham told Pajhwok Afghan News. Separately, another insurgent was arrested.
Elham said they were informed by locals that rebels wanted to plant bombs on the road between the Jarwala and Kala villages of the Omaki area at around midnight Monday.
He added that security forces then launched an operation based on the tip and killed five insurgents. The dead and their weapons, including a Kalashnikov and a Walkie Talkie, were then transported to Zabul Police Headquarters. He said the dead bodies were then handed over to local tribal elders.
Separately, an insurgent trying to plant bombs in Noorak area of Qalat City on Kabul-Kandahar Highway late Monday was arrested by police with bombs, explosives and a Walkie Talkie, Elham said.
-- Nasim Hotak
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