*Source: DTN News / Int'l Media
(NSI News Source Info) KABUL, Afghanistan - July 12, 2009: During a joint operation conducted on July 11, Afghan national security forces and International Security Assistance Force members found and killed Mohammed Aajan, who was responsible for violent insurgent activities targeting Afghan citizens, ANSF and ISAF personnel.Afghan soldiers inspect a destroyed house after Thursday's joint coalition-Afghan mission, in which the 12 militants were killed, in Shikhan village of Baraki Barak district of Logar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan. Coalition and Afghan forces killed 12 militants and one civilian in a province next to the Afghan capital in a mission that included airstrikes.
Aajan was known especially for facilitating improvised explosive device attacks against innocent civilians and security forces in both Logar and Kabul provinces. His death will help improve security and safety for all Afghans living in these areas and represents a significant loss of leadership for the insurgents operating in the region.
Aajan was believed to be closely connected to the July 9 explosion in the Mohammad Agha District of Logar, which killed 24 Afghans including 12 children as they were walking to school. Aajan was given the opportunity to surrender peacefully prior to the conduct of this successful operation.