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Afghan commandos disrupt IED network in Wardak

Release No: UNRELEASED April 2, 2009 PRINT | E-MAIL

Joint Press Release

March 7, 2009

Release Number:  20090703-01

Afghan commandos disrupt IED network in Wardak

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army Commandos of the 6th Kandak, with minimal assistance from Coalition Forces advisors, destroyed two improvised explosive device caches in Sayed Abad (Seyyedabad) District, Wardak (Vardak, Wardag) Province, March 6.

The caches were discovered during a search of a known militant compound used as a safe haven and IED storage facility.  The caches were destroyed in place by the commandos.

Militants in the area are responsible for the kidnappings and executions of Afghan civilians as well as for numerous attacks against Afghan National Security Forces and Coalition Forces.

No commandos, Coalition Forces or non-combatants were harmed during this operation.

“The professionalism and expertise of these elite Afghan soldiers directly led to the disruption of yet another band of criminals intent on committing atrocities against the people of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,” said Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, the Afghan Ministry of Defense Chief spokesman.  

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