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|ISAF Joint Command morning operational update, July 13|
KABUL, Afghanistan (July 13. 2012) ó An Afghan and coalition security force conducted a security operation to apprehend a high-level Haqqani leader in Giyan district, Paktika province, today.
During the operation, the security force was attacked by a group of armed insurgents who fired at them with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. The security force returned fire and killed several of the attackers. No civilians were harmed in the exchange.
The security force also detained multiple suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
In Andar district, Kunduz province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to arrest the Taliban military leader of the district today. During the operation, the security force killed one insurgent after he shot at them as they approached the Taliban leaderís suspected location. No civilians were harmed in the exchange. As a result of the operation, the Afghan and coalition security force detained numerous suspected insurgents, and seized multiple firearms and grenades.
It must be accepted as a principle that the rifle, effective as it is, cannot replace the devastation produced on the enemy by the speed of the horse, the magnetism of the charge, and the terror of cold steel. - British Army Cavalry training manual 1907