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2011-03-S-044
For Immediate Release

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 13, 2011)
– Afghan and International Security Assistance Forces conducting a clearing operation killed several insurgents and detained numerous others in Sangin district, Helmand province yesterday.

The combined security forces conducted a search and clearing operation in a targeted compound in the upper Sangin Valley area. The combined forces made several call outs before entering and searching several buildings in the compound. The combined security forces were engaged with small arms fire and hand grenades. The combined forces engaged the threat killing several insurgents and detaining several others.

Operational reports indicated multiple small arms weapons and ammunition were recovered by the combined security forces. There were no civilian casualties as result of this operation.
In other ISAF news throughout Afghanistan:

South

Afghan and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache while conducting a clearing operation in Zharay district, Kandahar province today. The cache consisted of one anti-personnel mine, nine rocket propelled grenades, five RPG boosters, 17 hand grenades, 13 grenades fuses, one AK-47 rifle with a magazine, two jugs filled with 7.62mm rounds and several improvised explosive device components.

In a separate clearing operation in Zharay district, Kandahar province combined Afghan and coalition security forces found a drugs cache today. The cache consisted of 25 bags of hashish with an approximate total weight of 200-300 pounds (91-136 kilograms).

In Sangin district, Helmand province coalition security forces conducting a clearing operation discovered 25 pressure plates used for the detonation of improvised explosive devices today.

In Arghandab district, Kandahar province combined Afghan and coalition forces conducting a dismounted patrol discovered a weapons cache today. The cache consisted of 11 mortar rounds, two jugs filled with approximately 500 7.62mm rounds.

In Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province a coalition forces patrol discovered a weapons cache today. The cache consisted of two victim operated improvised explosive devices, 10 pressure plate improvised explosive devices, 3 detonators, six red penicillin pills and several IED components.

In Marjah district, Helmand province a combined Afghan and coalition forces dismounted patrol discovered a weapons cache consisting of 10 60mm mortar rounds today.

East

Coalition forces conducting a patrol in Bagram district, Parwan province discovered a weapons cache today. The cache consisted of one 20mm cartridge, one 60mm mortar round, two Russian AO 2.5 fragmentation bomb sub-munition, five Russian AO 2.5 fragmentation bomb halves, two grenades, one 55PKM warhead, six 58PM warheads and one 82mm mortar.

In Tagab district, Kapisa province a coalition forces patrol discovered a weapons cache today. The cache consisted of 200 7.62mm rounds, one combat jacket, two pistols, two hand grenades, one camera and one improvised explosive device instruction manual.

In Zurmat district, Paktiya province, combined Afghan and coalition security forces discovered an ammunition cache consisting of 600 DISHKA rounds today.

All weapons, drugs and IED components have been or will be destroy by the security forces