Additionally, 8 Haqqani hacks chose to surrender in the face of an armed opponent.
Numerous weapons, munitions, explosives, and weapons were captured in the process.
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A combined Afghan and coalition patrol killed an insurgent leader and two other insurgents during a weeklong ongoing operation in Khash Rod district, Nimroz province. The leader was responsible for the intimidation of local civilians and assassinations of Afghan government officials. During the operation, the armed leader and insurgents moved into position to engage a coalition helicopter. The patrol responded to the threat by firing at the insurgents, killing them. Two AK-47’s were confiscated and a quantity of ammunition, was safely destroyed on site.
In Qalat district, Zabul province, a combined Afghan and coaltion security force captured a Taliban leader and detained two additional suspected insurgents during an operation to disrupt insurgent activity Friday. The leader coordinated roadside bomb attacks against coalition forces.
A coalition force discovered a weapons cache while on a routine security patrol in Kajaki district, Helmand province, Friday. The cache consisted of detonation cord, numerous containers of home-made explosives, 20 pressure plates, various improvised explosive device components, four 82 mm mortars, a grenade, one 107 mm rocket, several variants of mines and small arms ammunition. All of the confiscated weapons and explosives were safely destroyed on site, and no civilians were harmed during the operation.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained multiple suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, Friday. The leader distributes weapons in Panjwa’i district and plans attacks throughout Kandahar.
In Manduzai district, Khost province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained numerous suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a Haqqani network leader. The leader plans attacks against Afghan forces. The security force confiscated multiple weapons during the operation.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained multiple suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a Haqqani network leader in Gardez district, Paktiya province, Friday. The leader coordinates roadside bomb attacks in the Gardez district.