View Full Version : Apr. 08., 2011. - ISAF Joint Command Evening Operational Update

04-09-2011, 04:06 AM
ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan 10362
For Immediate Release

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 8, 2011) – Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Forces killed several insurgents during a clearing operation in Sangin district, Helmand province, today.

A combined patrol observed armed insurgents displaying hostile intent against coalition forces in Sangin district. After gaining positive identification, the combined patrol engaged the enemy position with small-arms fire killing several insurgents.

In other ISAF news throughout Afghanistan:


In Helmand province, an ISAF patrol was engaged by insurgents in Sangin district, today. Coalition forces returned fire and called for air support. After establishing positive identification of the enemy firing position, the air weapons team supporting ground forces engaged killing several insurgents and forcing the others to flee.

In Helmand and Uruzgan provinces, Afghan National Security Forces and ISAF discovered several weapons and improvised explosive device-making components caches in Garm Ser, Tarin Kot and Marjah districts. The caches consisted of 1750 7.62 mm rounds, seven pressure plates, 500 feet (152 meters) of electrical wire, several IED-making electrical components and two rocket-propelled grenade launchers.

In Arghandab district, Kandahar province Afghan and coalition forces discovered an ammunition cache consisting of 1200 7.62 mm rounds.

The weapons were confiscated and have been or will be destroyed by the security forces.