KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 17, 2013) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and detained several suspected insurgents in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, today.
The leader oversaw insurgents conducting direct fire and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He facilitated the transfer and delivery of weapons and IEDs to insurgents operating within the province.
Prior to his detention, he was involved in the coordination of an assassination attempt.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
During an operation in Daman district, Kandahar province, yesterday, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader. The leader planned and conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and oversaw the acquisition of weapons and ammunition to insurgents in the province. At the time of his arrest, he was involved in the transfer of rockets from a weapons cache for use in an attack. An Afghan and coalition security force detained three armed insurgents during an operation in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Tuesday. After positively identifying the armed insurgents conduct an attack on Afghan civilians, the security force followed and detained the armed insurgents.
In Maiwand district, Kandahar province, yesterday, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader. The leader was responsible for coordinating improvised explosive device operations and complex attacks. He oversaw the acquisition of multiple types of IEDs and weapons for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the province.
BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces detained six insurgents, located one weapons cache and cleared two improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Jan. 16.
Afghan National Security Forces discovered a weapons cache in Nadir Shah Kot District. The cache contained mortar rounds, ammunition and IED making materials.
Afghan Border Police and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Bak District.
Afghan National Army soldiers found and safely cleared an IED in Mehtar Lam District.
Afghan National Security Forces detained six insurgents during an engagement also in Mehtar Lam District.
Operations in RC-East are ongoing.