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Insurgents killed, drugs seized: ISAF

Insurgents killed, drugs seized: ISAF

Sep 12, 2011 - 13:34

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Several insurgents were killed and detained during a joint operation by Afghan and foreign security personnel in central Uruzgan province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) said on Monday.

Chasing a rebel leader blamed for improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition troops, the combined force killed the suspected militants in Khas Uruzgan district on Saturday.

One block of TNT, an electronic explosive detonator, an AK-47, an ANSFinfo-icon radio, one suicide chest rig, seven pounds of opium, numerous cellular phones and small arms ammunition were recovered.

Also in Uruzgan, an Afghan and coalition patrol captured several suspects during an operation to disrupt an insurgent network in Shahid-i-Hasas district. The detainees were taken in by Afghan forces for questioning.

In the south, 1,000 kilograms of dry opium, 25 kg of wet opium and small weapons and ammunition were found in the Registan district of Kandahar province, a statement from ISAF said. Numerous suspected fighters were arrested.

 A coalition patrol safely destroyed a weapons cache consisting of 12 anti-personnel mines in the Nahr-i-Saraj district of Helmand, the statement added.

A joint force seized 1,433 650 kg of ammonium nitrate during a security operation in the Shinkai district of Zabul province. Two suspected insurgents were held and a narcotics laboratory destroyed during an operation in Qalat.


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