23 Aug. 2009
PR# 2009-631

Afghan-International Security Force Conducts Operations in Kandahar and Logar

KABUL, Afghanistan – Joint Afghan and International security forces conducted operations 22 August in Kandahar and Logar Provinces in order to disrupt insurgent activity in the regions.

During daylight operations, the joint force searched a location near the village of Senjaray, Kandahar Province, after intelligence indicated militant activity. The force uncovered multiple improvised explosive devices, one machine gun, land mines, ammunition vests, grenades and several assault rifles, and detained six suspected militants.

During evening operations, the joint force searched a compound near the village of Salavat in Panjwayi District, Kandahar Province, and detained one suspected militant. 

In Logar, near the village of Qaryeh-ye Gol’alani in the Baraki Barak District, joint forces searched a compound thought to be used by Haqqani militants for the supply of weapons and IED components into the region.

There were no injuries to Afghan civilians, Afghan forces or international security forces during the operations.

ISAF is a key component of the international community’s engagement in Afghanistan, assisting the Afghan authorities in providing security and stability and creating the conditions for reconstruction and development.

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