KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 2, 2013) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, Wednesday.
The leader provided weapons and ammunition to insurgent fighters in central Arghandab and southwest Shah Wali Kot districts, and planned and coordinated improvised explosive device attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces.
During the operation, the security force also seized IED-making materials.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, Tuesday. The leader directed improvised explosive device operations in Zharay and Panjwa’i districts. He also provided supplies, weapons and ammunition to insurgents for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout Kandahar province.
In Arghandab district, Kandahar province, Monday, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a local Taliban leader who coordinated improvised explosive device attacks and distributed IEDs and IED components to insurgents in the district. During the operation, the security force also detained three suspected insurgents.
In Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a member of the Haqqani network who planned and executed attacks against Afghan government officials as well as Afghan and coalition forces. He was also responsible for the movement of weapons and provided funds to Haqqani fighters operating in Pul-e ‘Alam district.
North – During a security operation in Imam Sahib district, Kunduz province, Monday, an Afghan and coalition force killed the Taliban leader, Nurullah Khan, and one other insurgent.
Nurullah Khan, also known as Shaker, transported and distributed weapons for insurgents in Kunduz province. At the time of his death, Nurullah Khan was coordinating the movement of explosives for use in a future improvised explosive device attack.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Khanabad district, Kunduz province, today. The leader organized insurgent fighters and procured improvised explosive devices for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the district. He also provided IEDs and other weapons for insurgents in other areas of the province.
East: BAGRAM, Afghanistan (Jan. 02, 2013) - Afghan and coalition forces located one weapons cache during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Jan. 1.
Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache in Bagram District. The cache contained multiple mortars and mines.
Operations in RC-East are ongoing.