7 Jun 2007

PR# 2007-428

ANP, ISAF defeat enemy force in Ghazni

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan – The Afghan National Police, with help from ISAF troops, prevented the destruction of a checkpoint near a Kotai Sagee village school June 2.  The village is in Andar district of Ghazni province.

An unknown number of insurgents attacked a blockade set up to deny the enemy freedom of movement.  More than 30 troops mobilized to the area to defeat the insurgent force.

“The enemy attempted to attack our forces at a checkpoint located across from a school.  It appears to be a small group of insurgents who fired rockets and small arms fire at the police,” said Muhammad Naiyz Razmahammed Wardak, deputy commander of the ANP in eastern Afghanistan.  “We were quickly able to move additional police to the location and the cowards were forced to retreat.”

The increased ANP and Afghan National Army presence is part of Operation Maiwand, an effort to separate the Taliban from the people in the districts of Ander, Giro, Qarabagh and Waghez.  ISAF is supporting the Afghan National Security Forces during the operation in Ghazni province.

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