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PAKISTAN

 

1.) PIA [Pakistan International Airlines] task force on Wednesday arrested a Copenhagen-bound passenger travelling on a fake British passport from the Allama Iqbal Airport here.  The accused, who belongs to Gujar Khan, was pretending to be a British citizen. He told the task force that he bought the passport for 800,000 rupees. - Associated Press of Pakistan



 

2.) Chief minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Amir Haider Khan Hoti has stated that the people of the frontline province who sacrificed their lives in struggle for survival of the country will not be overlooked.  The chief minister said that aman [peace] lashkar [tribal militia] has an important role against militancy and keeping in view their sacrifices, it is the responsibility of the government to extend full support to the lashkar. - Associated Press of Pakistan

 

3.) Kashmore police launched a massive operation in and around the Kandhkot area on Wednesday and arrested more than 30 people of Bhayo community following an incident on Tuesday in which a pick-up was snatched by highwaymen.  Police set on fire their hideouts and found a sizeable quantity of arms and ammunition in their possession when the criminals refused to surrender. They were being interrogated about the material, machinery and vehicles stolen from time to time from the Tori bund site, he said. - Dawn



 

4.) The head of the anti-Taliban militia targeted in Wednesday’s suicide bombing at a funeral in Adezai has warned that its volunteers will be forced to join the Taliban if it does not get material and financial support from the government within two days. “Either the government accepts our demands within two days or they should let us join the Taliban, ” Haji Dilawar Khan, who leads the Qaumi Amn Lashkar, told reporters here.  “We are no longer capable of fighting them alone. We need the government’s help.” After Khan spoke to reporters on Wednesday, Bilour released a press statement pledging that the government would negotiate the matter with the lashkar soon. - Express Tribune

 

5.) Militants blew up two government-run primary schools in the Khyber tribal region’s Landi Kotal area on Thursday, DawnNews reported.  Moreover, an explosion destroyed the Yousuf Talab bridge in the tribal region’s Bara area.  Security sources said militants had planted explosives underneath the bridge which went off and subsequently disrupted the route between Yousuf Talab and Peshawar. - Dawn



 

6.) Taking action from a tip, Kanju Police arrested an alleged burqa-clad [veiled] suicide attacker from Ghoricha. He was later handed over to the army. According to the police, upon receiving a tip, they immediately took action in the Ghoricha area of the Kabal. – Jang

 

7.) Three persons have been injured in a bomb blast took place in tehsil [sub-district] bazaar [marketplace] in Dera Bugti town on Thursday.  Unknown men had planted an explosive devise in a bicycle and parked it in tehsil bazaar, which later was detonated with remote control, Levies sources said, adding that as a result of the explosion, three passersby suffered injuries. - Associated Press of Pakistan



 
 

AFGHANISTAN

 

1.) Taleban report: An attack with 82mm artillery was carried out on the Ghanak base in Musakhel District in Khost Province at 1000 [local time] today.  The building of the base was hit by three 82mm artillery shells. One of the shells hit a defence post and another hit and destroyed a tank totally.  There is no precise information on any enemy casualties in the attack. - Voice of Jihad website



 

2.) Taleban report: Three internal soldiers have been killed in an armed attack in the Zangawat area of Panjwai District in Kandahar Province.  A Corolla vehicle of the internal soldiers was ambushed by the mojahedin at 1500 [local time] today, killing three soldiers on board. The weapons of the soldiers were seized by the mojahedin after the attack. The damaged enemy vehicles and the bodies of the soldiers remain at the area of the incident this evening. - Voice of Jihad website

 

3.) Taleban report: Four foreign soldiers were either killed or wounded in a landmine explosion in the Darqyan area of Zazi Aryub District in Paktia Province at around 1400 [local time] today.  The remote-controlled explosion was carried out by the mojahedin when the foreign soldiers were trying to defuse a mine in the area. Two soldiers were instantly killed and two others seriously wounded. - Voice of Jihad website



 

4.) Taleban report: An armed attack was carried out by the mojahedin of the Islamic Emirate on foreign and internal soldiers at 1300 [local time] today as they were busy establishing a security post in Kalikhel in the Tangi area in Sayedabad District of Maydan Wardag Province.  Two American soldiers were instantly killed and two internals soldiers wounded in the attack. - Voice of Jihad website

 

5.) Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Forces disrupted an insurgent leader’s ability to plan and execute attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Khash Rod district, Nimroz province, yesterday.  Combined forces conducted an operation on a known insurgent leader in Nimroz province resulting in one insurgent killed, two detainees and the recovery of one AK-47 rifle. - ISAF



 

6.) In the Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province Afghan and coalition forces were engaged by insurgents during a routine clearing patrol yesterday.  The combined forces came under attack by five insurgents, the security forces returned fire resulting in two insurgents killed. - ISAF

 

7.) Coalition forces operating in Sangin district, Helmand province, killed five suspected insurgents today. The patrol positively identified the insurgents who were in possession of a detonator for a command wired improvised explosive device and a gun mounted on a roof top. An air weapons team engaged and killed the insurgents. - ISAF



 

8.) In Arghandab district, Kandahar province, a combined Afghan and coalition forces patrol discovered a series of weapons caches while conducting a clearing operation today. The caches consisted of three 82mm mortar rounds, two 122mm mortar rounds, one 155mm artillery round, one rocket propelled grenade launcher and five RPG boosters, two AK-47 rifles, eight AK-47 magazines full and several improvised explosive device making materials.  In Sangin district, Helmand province, coalition forces conducting a security patrol discovered a weapons cache today. The cache consisted of two AK-47rifles with two magazines filled with rounds and various improvised explosive device making components. - ISAF

 

9.) Western Herat will be the first province where security responsibility would be handed over to the Afghan forces in some months. A number of security officials of Herat Province say the Taleban have lost their ability in the western zone, adding that they are unable to confront the government forces.  About 1,400 national army forces have completed their military training in Zafar army corps No 207 in Herat.  The acting commander of the western police zone says the Taleban are not able to confront the security forces in Herat. - Tolo TV



 

10.) A civilian was injured and a vehicle of international troops damaged in a suicide attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Thursday.  The suicide bomber detonated his explosives as a convoy of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was passing in Batikot District of on Wednesday evening, ISAF's media office, confirmed the attack.  International soldiers suffered no casualties, the alliance said in a statement.  The suicide bomber wanted to attack foreign troops but blew himself up before reaching his target, the governor's spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.  Taleban spokesman, Zabihollah Mojahed, said two military vehicles were destroyed, 11 soldiers were killed and five others were injured. – Pajhwok

 

11.) Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Forces captured a Taliban leader, killed one armed individual and detained several suspected insurgents during security operations in Kandahar City, Kandahar province, yesterday.  The leader was responsible for the distribution of vehicle borne improvised explosive devices to fighters throughout Kandahar City. He also coordinated the receipt of weapons and materials from associates outside of Afghanistan, and distributed them to various Taliban members in the province.  Security forces advanced to the targeted compound where they called for all occupants to exit the building peacefully before conducting searches. A member observed an armed individual with an AK-47 in an adjacent building within the same compound. The security force assessed the male as an immediate threat to the security force, and engaged him. The individual killed was the father of the targeted individual. The leader and suspected insurgents were detained as a result of initial questioning at the scene.  Security forces also recovered four AK-47s, one pistol, one chest rack, and two ammo pouches. - ISAF



 

12.) Afghan and coalition forces targeted a Taliban leader and killed two insurgents during security operations in Shamulzai district, Zabul province, yesterday.  The leader is responsible for the transportation and distribution of IEDs, materials, and weapons. He regularly takes part in IED attacks and provides situational reports to senior Taliban leadership within the district. He also distributes mortars and rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) to members of the Taliban for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.  Two insurgents ran from the compound and security forces moved to intercept. One insurgent pointed his weapon towards the force in a threatening manner and the other insurgent refused to comply with verbal instruction, and reached for an object near his chest and appeared to be attempting to detonate a suicide vest. Both insurgents were killed. - ISAF

 

13.) Afghan and coalition forces captured a Haqqani network weapons and facilitator and detained several suspected insurgents during security operations in Sabari district, Khost province, yesterday.  The facilitator was in charge of finance, media and logistical support for the network in Sabari district. He was responsible for acquiring and transporting rocket-propelled grenades to leaders, securing supply routes in the district and transporting improvised explosive devices and components.  Security forces advanced to the targeted compound, where they called for the residents to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. Several suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning at the scene for involvement in insurgent activity. - ISAF



 

14.) In Charkh district, Logar province, Afghan and coalition security forces targeted a Taliban leader and detained several suspected insurgents during security operations, yesterday.  The Taliban leader leads a direct action cell and is responsible for conducting numerous ambushes on Afghan and coalition forces.  Intelligence reports led the security force to the targeted compound where they called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. Several suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning at the scene. - ISAF

 

15.) Afghan and coalition security forces targeted a Taliban leader, and detained two suspected insurgents during security operations in Khak-e-Safayd district, Farah province, yesterday.  The Taliban leader operates mainly in Khak-e-Safayd district, producing and distributing IEDs to multiple subordinate groups who emplace them in various locations throughout the district, targeting Afghan and coalition forces. He is known to intimidate the local citizens and kidnap those who do not show their support and loyalty to the Taliban.  Intelligence reports led the security force to the targeted compound where they called for all residents to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. Two suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning. - ISAF



 
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PAKISTAN

 

1.)


 

Pakistan authorities arrest man with fake British passport at Lahore airport

 

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP)



 

Lahore, 9 March: PIA [Pakistan International Airlines] task force on Wednesday [9 March] arrested a Copenhagen-bound passenger travelling on a fake British passport from the Allama Iqbal Airport here.

 

Manager of the task force, former world squash champion, Sohail Qaisar, said that his team on suspicion thoroughly checked the travel documents of Ghulam Mohyuddin, who was trying to board PK-751 and found his passport fake.



 

The accused, who belongs to Gujar Khan, was pretending to be a British citizen. He told the task force that he bought the passport for 800,000 rupees.

 

The task force team, comprising Miujahid Ali and Asif Harzani, handed over the accused to the Federal Investigation Agency for further interrogation.



 

Source: Associated Press of Pakistan

 

2.)


 

Pakistan's northwest chief vows to support pro-government militias

 

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP)



 

Peshawar, 9 March: Chief minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Amir Haider Khan Hoti has stated that the people of the frontline province who sacrificed their lives in struggle for survival of the country will not be overlooked.

 

He said suicide attack on a funeral procession in Adezai is highly condemnable and those involved in the act are not human beings and Muslims. He was talking to media men in Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, after inquiring health of injured of Adezai incident. ANP [Awami National Party] Provincial President Senator Afraseyab Khattak, senior provincial minister Bashir Ahmad Bilour, provincial minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain, IGP [Inspector General of Police] Fayaz Khan Toro and CCPO [Capital City Police Officer] Liaqat Ali Khan also accompanied him.



 

The chief minister inquired after the health of the injured and assured of best possible treatment. The chief minister also directed chief executive and medical staff of the hospital in this regard. Talking to media, the chief minister said that aman [peace] lashkar [tribal militia] has an important role against militancy and keeping in view their sacrifices, it is the responsibility of the government to extend full support to the lashkar.

 

He said sufficient number of APC vehicle, special police force and regular police force are stationed in the area. He said that we are at war front and establishment of peace in the country is difficult until restoration of normalcy to the entire region. He said need of the aman lashkar will be fulfilled. He assured financial assistance for heirs of Shuhadas and the injured. Earlier in his condolence message, the chief minister condemned suicide attack on a funeral procession in Adezai in strong words and termed it an inhumane act.



 

He expressed profound grief and sorrow over the death of innocent people and prayed for peace in heaven of the deceased and speedy health of the injured. The chief minister also assured compensation of 300,000 rupees each for heirs of Shuhadas and 100,000 rupees each for the injured.

 

Source: Associated Press of Pakistan



 

3.)


 

A particular community targeted: Operation in Tori Bund area

http://www.dawn.com/2011/03/10/a-particular-community-targeted-operation-in-tori-bund-area.html

(7 hours ago) Today

 

SUKKUR, March 9: Kashmore police launched a massive operation in and around the Kandhkot area on Wednesday and arrested more than 30 people of Bhayo community following an incident on Tuesday in which a pick-up was snatched by highwaymen.



 

The vehicle was carrying 1,000 litres of petrol and expensive spare parts of heavy machines to Tori bund where contractors were plugging the infamous breach in the Indus. The operation was ordered by Regional Police Officer of Sukkur and Larkana Range Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah.

 

Kandhkot-Kashmore DPO Syed Asad Raza Shah said that the operation was carried out in Gahi Bhayo village near Durrani Mahar police picket near Tori bund. Gul Khan Bhayo, an elder of the community, and his companions had been arrested, he said.



 

He said that they were accused of being involved in a number of heinous crimes and harassing contractors and labourers working on Tori bund and other dykes near Ghouspur, Karampur, Bakhshapur and Kandhkot, collecting `Bhatta` and stealing valuable parts of heavy machines and fuel.

 

He said that police set on fire their hideouts and found a sizeable quantity of arms and ammunition in their possession when the criminals refused to surrender. They were being interrogated about the material, machinery and vehicles stolen from time to time from the Tori bund site, he said.



 

The DPO said that police were hopeful of recovering the pick-up and other valuables which were snatched on Tuesday from the driver of contractor Tariq Abbasi.

 

RPO Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah said that the Bhayos used to well-educated and peaceful people in the past but they turned violent and vengeful after their dispute with Jakhranis some time ago and now they were involved in criminal activities.



 

He said that high security would be provided to the contractors who were working at Tori and other protective bunds and police pickets would be set up in sensitive areas.

 

The DPO, however, cast doubts on Bhayo`s involvement and said that since Chachars and Bhayos had been enemies for long time the contractors who were Chachars were putting pressure on police to implicate their rivals in the cases of theft and extortion.



 

He vowed that he would not buckle under their pressure and promised a fair trial. The picture would get clear within 48 hours and it would be clarified if the incident of pick-up snatching was fake, he said.

 

4.)


 

Militia’s warning: ‘We’ll join Taliban if govt doesn’t want us’

http://tribune.com.pk/story/130390/militias-warning-well-join-taliban-if-govt-doesnt-want-us/

Published: March 10, 2011

 

Head of militia says if the govt doesn't accept their demands within two days, it should let them join the Taliban.



 

PESHAWAR: The head of the anti-Taliban militia targeted in Wednesday’s suicide bombing at a funeral in Adezai has warned that its volunteers will be forced to join the Taliban if it does not get material and financial support from the government within two days. “Either the government accepts our demands within two days or they should let us join the Taliban, ” Haji Dilawar Khan, who leads the Qaumi Amn Lashkar, told reporters here.

 

“We are no longer capable of fighting them alone. We need the government’s help.” Khan had made a similar warning last week, when he told a press conference that the government was not providing the militia promised ammunition and rations. He said the government’s apathy was demonstrated the day after his press conference, when Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister Bashir Bilour had reportedly told the media that the militias were no longer useful.



 

After Khan spoke to reporters on Wednesday, Bilour released a press statement pledging that the government would negotiate the matter with the lashkar soon.

 

Adezai village is close to Peshawar, not far from the tribally administered regions that border Afghanistan where the Taliban are at their strongest. The area is home to several tribal lashkars that were formed with government backing to resist the Taliban.



 

Khan said despite a lack of support from the government, his militia had managed to wrest Matani from Taliban control.

 

5.)


 

Militants destroy two schools, bridge in Khyber

http://www.dawn.com/2011/03/10/militants-destroy-two-schools-bridge-in-khyber.html

(18 minutes ago) Today

 

LANDI KOTAL: Militants blew up two government-run primary schools in the Khyber tribal region’s Landi Kotal area on Thursday, DawnNews reported.



 

Moreover, an explosion destroyed the Yousuf Talab bridge in the tribal region’s Bara area.

 

Security sources said militants had planted explosives underneath the bridge which went off and subsequently disrupted the route between Yousuf Talab and Peshawar.



 

Security forces then cordoned off the area and started a search operation.

 

6.)


 

Veiled suicide bomber arrested in northwest Pakistan - paper

 

Text of report headlined "Mingora: 18-Year Old Veiled Suicide Attacker Arrested From Ghoricha" published by Pakistani newspaper Jang on 9 March



 

Islamabad -- Taking action from a tip, Kanju Police arrested an alleged burqa-clad [veiled] suicide attacker from Ghoricha. He was later handed over to the army. According to the police, upon receiving a tip, they immediately took action in the Ghoricha area of the Kabal sub-district and arrested Muhammad Ali, son of Ahmed Jan, an 18-year-old extremist and resident of Ghoricha. Police recovered women's clothing and arrested the veiled suspect.

 

Source: Jang



 

7.)


 

Three injured in blast in Pakistan's Balochistan - agency

 

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP)



 

Dera Murad Jamali, 10 March: Three persons have been injured in a bomb blast took place in tehsil [sub-district] bazaar [marketplace] in Dera Bugti town on Thursday [10 March].

 

Unknown men had planted an explosive devise in a bicycle and parked it in tehsil bazaar, which later was detonated with remote control, Levies sources said, adding that as a result of the explosion, three passersby suffered injuries.



 

The injured have been shifted to Dera Bugti hospital.

 

Levies Force personnel reached the place and cordoned off the entire area, and commenced search operation to trace out and arrest the suspects.



 

Source: Associated Press of Pakistan

 
 

AFGHANISTAN

 

1.)



 

Taleban report artillery attack on US base in Afghan east

 

Text of report entitled: "Attack by 82mm artillery on American base inflicts casualties on enemy in Musakhel in Khost" by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 9 March



 

[Taleban spokesman] Zabihollah Mojahed: An attack with 82mm artillery was carried out on the Ghanak base in Musakhel District in Khost Province at 1000 [local time] today.

 

According to a local report, the building of the base was hit by three 82mm artillery shells. One of the shells hit a defence post and another hit and destroyed a tank totally.



 

There is no precise information on any enemy casualties in the attack.

 

Source: Voice of Jihad website



 

2.)


 

Taleban claim killing government soldiers in Afghan south

 

Text of report entitled: "Three internal soldiers have been killed by mojahedin in Kandahar" by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 9 March



 

[Taleban spokesman] Qari Yusof Ahmadi: Three internal soldiers have been killed in an armed attack in the Zangawat area of Panjwai District in Kandahar Province.

 

According to the details, a Corolla vehicle of the internal soldiers was ambushed by the mojahedin at 1500 [local time] today, killing three soldiers on board. The weapons of the soldiers were seized by the mojahedin after the attack. The damaged enemy vehicles and the bodies of the soldiers remain at the area of the incident this evening.



 

Source: Voice of Jihad website

 

3.)


 

Taleban report attack on foreign forces in Afghan east

 

Text of report entitled: "Four soldiers have been killed and one wounded in Zazi Aryub in Paktia" by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 9 March



 

[Taleban spokesman] Zabihollah Mojahed: Four foreign soldiers were either killed or wounded in a landmine explosion in the Darqyan area of Zazi Aryub District in Paktia Province at around 1400 [local time] today.

 

The report says the remote-controlled explosion was carried out by the mojahedin when the foreign soldiers were trying to defuse a mine in the area. According to the report, two soldiers were instantly killed and two others seriously wounded.



 

Source: Voice of Jihad website

 

4.)


 

Taleban report fighting with government, foreign forces in Afghan east

 

Text of report entitled: "Four foreign and internal soldiers have been killed or wounded in face-to-face fighting in Sayedabad" by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 9 March



 

[Taleban spokesman] Zabihollah Mojahed: According to a local report, an armed attack was carried out by the mojahedin of the Islamic Emirate on foreign and internal soldiers at 1300 [local time] today as they were busy establishing a security post in Kalikhel in the Tangi area in Sayedabad District of Maydan Wardag Province.

 

The report adds two American soldiers were instantly killed and two internals soldiers wounded in the attack.



 

Source: Voice of Jihad website

 

5 - 8.)


 

ISAF Joint Command Evening Operational Update, March 9, 2011

http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/isaf-joint-command-evening-operational-update-march-9-2011.html

 

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 9, 2011) — Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Forces disrupted an insurgent leader’s ability to plan and execute attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Khash Rod district, Nimroz province, yesterday.



 

Combined forces conducted an operation on a known insurgent leader in Nimroz province resulting in one insurgent killed, two detainees and the recovery of one AK-47 rifle.

 

In other ISAF news throughout Afghanistan:



 

 

South



 

In the Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province Afghan and coalition forces were engaged by insurgents during a routine clearing patrol yesterday.

 

The combined forces came under attack by five insurgents, the security forces returned fire resulting in two insurgents killed.



 

There were no friendly forces injured as a result of this operation.

 

Coalition forces operating in Sangin district, Helmand province, killed five suspected insurgents today. The patrol positively identified the insurgents who were in possession of a detonator for a command wired improvised explosive device and a gun mounted on a roof top. An air weapons team engaged and killed the insurgents.



 

In Arghandab district, Kandahar province, a combined Afghan and coalition forces patrol discovered a series of weapons caches while conducting a clearing operation today. The caches consisted of three 82mm mortar rounds, two 122mm mortar rounds, one 155mm artillery round, one rocket propelled grenade launcher and five RPG boosters, two AK-47 rifles, eight AK-47 magazines full and several improvised explosive device making materials.

 

In Sangin district, Helmand province, coalition forces conducting a security patrol discovered a weapons cache today. The cache consisted of two AK-47rifles with two magazines filled with rounds and various improvised explosive device making components.



 

All weapons and IED components have been or will be destroyed by security forces.

 

9.)


 

Afghan forces able to ensure security in western province - commander

 

Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV on 9 March



 

[Presenter] The western Herat will be the first province where security responsibility would be handed over to the Afghan forces in some months. A number of security officials of Herat Province say the Taleban have lost their ability in the western zone, adding that they are unable to confront the government forces.

 

[Correspondent] About 1,400 national army forces have completed their military training in Zafar army corps No 207 in Herat. They were assigned to various sections of the army corps. The commander of Zafar army corps No 207 in the western part of the country says most of the soldiers would be tasked with ensuring security in Herat. He stressed that even though there are challenges facing the national army due to the lack of air forces and heavy weapons, the security bodies of Herat are ready to ensure security in Herat without the help of foreign forces.



 

[Gen Shahzada, commander of Zafar army corps No 207, captioned] If security responsibility is transferred, your security forces are able, gradually not hastily, to [defend] our country with the strength of our own sons and supported by the Afghan people in the province.

 

[Correspondent] The acting commander of the western police zone says the Taleban are not able to confront the security forces in Herat.



 

[A western police zone commander] [Rebels are not able to] confront a team or a small group of your police. They [police forces] feel a bit weak about mines and ambushes. We are still facing problems in some areas.

 

[Correspondent] The transfer of security responsibility to Afghan forces will start gradually in the coming summer.



 

[Video shows Afghan commanders in western province speaking, soldiers, areas of the province]

 

Source: Tolo TV



 

10.)


 

Suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy in Afghan east

 

Text of report in English by Afghan independent Pajhwok news agency website



 

Jalalabad: A civilian was injured and a vehicle of international troops damaged in a suicide attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Thursday.

 

The suicide bomber detonated his explosives as a convoy of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was passing in Batikot District of on Wednesday evening, ISAF's media office, confirmed the attack.



 

A military vehicle was damaged, but the international soldiers suffered no casualties, the alliance said in a statement.

 

A civilian car was also damaged in the blast and its driver was injured, the source, said.



 

The suicide bomber wanted to attack foreign troops but blew himself up before reaching his target, the governor's spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

 

No one was killed in the attack, he said.



 

Taleban spokesman, Zabihollah Mojahed, said two military vehicles were destroyed, 11 soldiers were killed and five others were injured.

 

A suicide bomber also detonated his explosives before reaching his target two days ago in Sherzad District of the province.



 

Source: Pajhwok

 

11 - 15.)



 

ISAF Joint Command Morning Operational Update March 10, 2011

http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-march-10-2011.html

 

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 10) – Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Forces captured a Taliban leader, killed one armed individual and detained several suspected insurgents during security operations in Kandahar City, Kandahar province, yesterday.



 

The leader was responsible for the distribution of vehicle borne improvised explosive devices to fighters throughout Kandahar City. He also coordinated the receipt of weapons and materials from associates outside of Afghanistan, and distributed them to various Taliban members in the province.

 

Security forces advanced to the targeted compound where they called for all occupants to exit the building peacefully before conducting searches. A member observed an armed individual with an AK-47 in an adjacent building within the same compound. The security force assessed the male as an immediate threat to the security force, and engaged him. The individual killed was the father of the targeted individual. The leader and suspected insurgents were detained as a result of initial questioning at the scene.



 

Security forces also recovered four AK-47s, one pistol, one chest rack, and two ammo pouches.

 

In other ISAF news throughout Afghanistan:



 

South


 

Afghan and coalition forces targeted a Taliban leader and killed two insurgents during security operations in Shamulzai district, Zabul province, yesterday.

 

The leader is responsible for the transportation and distribution of IEDs, materials, and weapons. He regularly takes part in IED attacks and provides situational reports to senior Taliban leadership within the district. He also distributes mortars and rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) to members of the Taliban for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.



 

Two insurgents ran from the compound and security forces moved to intercept. One insurgent pointed his weapon towards the force in a threatening manner and the other insurgent refused to comply with verbal instruction, and reached for an object near his chest and appeared to be attempting to detonate a suicide vest. Both insurgents were killed.

 

East


 

Afghan and coalition forces captured a Haqqani network weapons and facilitator and detained several suspected insurgents during security operations in Sabari district, Khost province, yesterday.

 

The facilitator was in charge of finance, media and logistical support for the network in Sabari district. He was responsible for acquiring and transporting rocket-propelled grenades to leaders, securing supply routes in the district and transporting improvised explosive devices and components.



 

Security forces advanced to the targeted compound, where they called for the residents to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. Several suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning at the scene for involvement in insurgent activity.

 

In Charkh district, Logar province, Afghan and coalition security forces targeted a Taliban leader and detained several suspected insurgents during security operations, yesterday.



 

The Taliban leader leads a direct action cell and is responsible for conducting numerous ambushes on Afghan and coalition forces.

 

Intelligence reports led the security force to the targeted compound where they called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. Several suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning at the scene.



 

West


 

Afghan and coalition security forces targeted a Taliban leader, and detained two suspected insurgents during security operations in Khak-e-Safayd district, Farah province, yesterday.

 

The Taliban leader operates mainly in Khak-e-Safayd district, producing and distributing IEDs to multiple subordinate groups who emplace them in various locations throughout the district, targeting Afghan and coalition forces. He is known to intimidate the local citizens and kidnap those who do not show their support and loyalty to the Taliban.



 

Intelligence reports led the security force to the targeted compound where they called for all residents to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. Two suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning.



 


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Zac Colvin


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