Wednesday, 04 April 2012 18:13
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:25
Sixteen insurgents were killed and eight others were wounded in joint Afghan and Nato troop operations in the Tagab district of Kapisa province on Tuesday, a spokesman of the Selab 201 military corps in eastern of Afghanistan, Noman Atifi told TOLOnews.
The operation, which was launched three days ago to clear rid the district of the insurgency, is continuing.
He did not provide any reports about the casualties of the Afghan, Nato and civilians in the operation.
Tagab district is considered insecure within the province.
Meanwhile, joint forces captured a Haqqani facilitator during an operation in the Pul-e 'Alam district of Wardak province on Wednesday, Isaf said in a statement.
According to the statement, the "facilitator" coordinated the placing of roadside bombs for attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout the district. An additional suspected insurgent was also detained.
In the country's southern Daman district of Kandahar province, a joint Afghan-Isaf operation discovered a cache of 500 pounds of marijuana on Tuesday, which was destroyed at the scene, the Isaf statement said.
Also a routine operation in Chahar district, Nimroz province on Tuesday uncovered more than 3,150 pounds of narcotics in two vehicles while conducting an airborne patrol. The drugs were also destroyed on site. Isaf did not disclose which kind of drugs were found.