U.S. Army Special Operations forces Afghan army commandos locate and destroy rocket cache 2802121

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 07:41 AM
 
U.S. Army Special Operations forces and Afghan army commandos locate and destroy rocket cache
Soldiers from the Afghan National Army’s 8th Commando Kandak found and destroyed a rocket cache in Tarin Kowt district, February 23, 2012.
( Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Dillon)
     
An insurgent rocket cache is prepped for demolition in Tarin Kowt district, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, February 23, 2012.
An insurgent rocket cache is prepped for demolition in Tarin Kowt district, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, February 23, 2012.
(Credit photo Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Dillon)
     

The commandos, acting on intelligence reports of a cache site in the area, located six rocket-propelled grenades and five RPG motors. Commando engineers worked with coalition special operations forces explosive ordnance disposal members to safely destroy the cache.

Soldiers from the 8th Commando Kandak located six rocket-propelled grenades and five RPG motors and destroyed the ordnance on site. The 8th Commando Kandak, partnered with coalition special operations forces, conducts operations, provides security and deters insurgent activities throughout the Uruzgan and Zabul provinces.

     
Soldiers from the Afghan National Army’s 8th Commando Kandak found and destroyed a rocket cache in Tarin Kowt district, February 23, 2012.
An Afghan army engineer from the 8th Commando Kandak crawls toward a suspected rocket cache in Tarin Kowt district, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, Feb. 23.
(Credit photo Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Dillon)
     
“The commandos did an excellent job in the removal of this ordnance from the battlefield,” said a coalition special operations forces representative. “These rockets could have been used on attacks against Afghan National Security Forces, coalition forces and civilians. By working together on this operation we realized the capabilities of the commando engineers; and by utilizing these tactical observations, we will be able to incorporate new lessons into our training program.”

The 8th Commando Kandak, partnered with coalition special operations forces, conducts operations, provides security and deters insurgent activities throughout the Uruzgan and Zabul provinces.

No civilians were harmed and no property damage occurred during the operation.

 

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