At least 4 more Talib leaders led at least 10 of their cowards into surrender over the last 48 hrs.
More than 2 tons of explosives and explosive precursors were captured along with heavy weapon munitiions, weapons, drugs, and other instruments of death.
The Taliban began the day with a failed attack on the landmarks of freedom and authority in Kabul and added a pair of injured kids to the mix. The injured civilians and kids were treated by ISAF medics.
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ISAF Details follow:
The force, led by more than 50 Afghan security members, was in the district searching for northern Afghanistan’s senior IMU leader, who facilitates suicide and roadside bomb attacks against Afghan security forces. The leader is a facilitator for IMU insurgents and senior leaders in Kabul and Ghazni, as well as, a coordinater for logistical and personnel movements for fighters throughout northern Afghanistan.
The security force moved to confront several armed insurgents that were noticed maneuvering and demonstrating hostile intent while they searched for the targeted leader. Security forces then engaged the armed individuals, resulting in multiple insurgents killed.
Following the engagement, the security force continued with the original search and detained numerous other suspected insurgents. Roadside bomb making materials and multiple weapons were seized.
During the operation, the security force also found two local nationals who appeared to have been wounded by insurgents. The force treated and transported the wounded local national males, an 8 year-old and a 10 year-old, after initial reports indicated they were hit by shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade fired by insurgents. Both children were transferred to a medical facility where they are being cared for by coalition forces.
The IMU network and insurgent safe havens remain a top priority for Afghan and coalition security forces. This month, the security force has detained more than 200 suspected insurgents, which includes 30 confirmed IMU, al Qaida and Taliban leaders.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
South: A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader , along with several of his associates, during a security operation in the Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province. The leader provided targeting information on Afghan security forces, roadside bomb making materials and ammunition to Taliban members. In addition to the capture of the Taliban leader and detainment of several suspected insurgents, the security force confiscated weapons and 10 pounds (5 kilograms) of heroin during the operation.
In Shorabak district, Kandahar province, Monday, a coalition force patrol discovered two separate caches containing IED-making materials. The caches contained a total of 4,500 pounds (2,045 kgs) of ammonium nitrate. Coalition forces safely destroyed the materials on site.
Also in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, a combined Afghan and coalition force captured a Taliban weapons facilitator. The facilitator was a suicide attack planner in Kandahar. Multiple suspected insurgents were also detained during the operation.
A coalition force patrol discovered an ammunitions cache in Sangin district, Helmand province, Monday. The cache consisted for three crates of 12.7mm rounds and 20mm anti-aircraft rounds. The ammunition was seized and will be destroyed at a later date.
In Kandahar district, Kandahar province, Tuesday, a combined Afghan and coalition force discovered and seized an explosives cache consisting of 200 pounds (91 kgs) of homemade explosives. The cache will be destroyed at a later date.
West: A combined Afghan and coalition force discovered a weapons cache in Bakwah district, Farah province, Tuesday. The cache, discovered during a security operation, consisted of five AK-47 rifles and several IED-making materials. All the items were seized by security forces and will be destroyed at a later date.
East: In Terayzai district, Khost province, a combined Afghan and coalition force patrol seized a weapons cache, Monday. The cache consisted of five rocket propelled grenade propellants, four RPG rounds, one RPG launcher, one light machine gun, one recoilless rifle and four recoilless rifle rounds. The cache will be safely destroyed at a later date.
In Behsud district, Nangarhar province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader and one of his associates during a security operation Monday. Prior to his detainment the leader facilitated the movement of suicide bombers. Additionally, he organized attacks against Afghan forces in the region. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent during the operation.
Finally, a combined Afghan and coalition security force led an operation in search of a Taliban leader in the Zurmat district, Paktiya province. The leader organizes and directs attack against Afghan forces and joins with area insurgent leaders to plan attacks throughout the region. The security force detained two suspected insurgents during the operation.
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