BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces killed one insurgent, located two weapons caches and cleared eight improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Jan. 30.
Coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Sharan District.
Afghan National Army soldiers found and safely cleared two IEDs in Zerok District.
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Chamkani District.
Afghan National Security Forces discovered an IED cache during an operation in Deh Yak District. The cache contained four remote controlled IEDs. Afghan National Army soldiers safely cleared all of the
Coalition forces discovered a weapons cache during an operation in Ghazni District. The cache contained several dozen mortar rounds and barrels of an unknown substance.
Afghan and coalition forces killed one insurgent during an engagement in Nadir Shah Kot District.
Afghan and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Nadir Shah Kot District.
Afghan National Army soldiers found and safely cleared three IEDs in Alishing District.
Operations in RC-East are ongoing.
KABUL, Afghanistan (January 30, 2013) - The International Security Assistance Force strongly condemns the brutal attacks today in Khost Province and Faryab Province that killed several Afghan civilians -- including two children -- and injured more than a dozen others. These people were killed and injured by improvised explosive devices detonated in public places.
"I offer heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of those who were killed and injured in today's attacks," said Brig. Gen. Günter Katz, the ISAF spokesman. "This violence is an offense to peaceful society and I strongly condemn it. Attacks that kill children and innocent civilians have no place in Afghan society, and those that would commit such murderous acts have no place in the future of this country."