View Full Version : Feb. 22., 2011. - ISAF Joint Command Evening Operational Update

02-23-2011, 04:49 AM
ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan 9887
For Immediate Release

KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 22, 2011) – Afghan and coalition forces operating in Kajaki district, Helmand province detained several insurgents and found explosives and weapons during a clearing operation yesterday. Approximately 4,200 pounds (1,900 kilograms) of ammonium nitrate and five AK-47s were found, along with miscellaneous Taliban propaganda.

A combined patrol in Zharay district, Kandahar province recovered 500 pounds (226 kilograms) of hashish and 100 pounds (45 kilograms) of poppy seeds today. One person was detained for questioning regarding the find.

Also in Kandahar today, an Afghan and ISAF patrol found a weapons cache in Panjwa’i district. Included in the find were 10 blocks of TNT, six anti-tank mines, five sticks of explosives, 30 AK-47 rounds, detonation cord and other assorted weapons.

While conducting a vehicle interdiction operation in Nimroz province yesterday, a joint security force located 1,540 pounds, (700 kilograms) of dry opium partially buried in an area where the force was looking for a vehicle.

While conducting a patrol in Garm Ser district, Helmand province today, an ISAF unit found several unexploded ordnance rounds. Included among the unexploded rounds were an 811 mortar, 155 mm illumination round, 105 mm high-explosive round, grenade, 30 mm projectile and 15 mortar fins.

All weapons and drugs have been or will be destroyed by security forces.