The facilitator acquired and delivered weapons to Haqqani fighters in the province and was directly involved in attacks against members of the Afghan Local Police and Afghan government officials.
During the operation, the security force seized weapons, ammunition and 300,000 Afghani ($5,800).
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Lashkar Gah district, Helmand province, today. The leader controlled improvised explosive device operations. Insurgents under his control constructed and emplaced IEDs and had recently begun using magnetic IEDs to target Afghan National Army vehicles. He also was responsible for directing insurgent attacks against coalition forces.
During an operation in Spin Boldak district, Kandahar province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a local Taliban leader who was directly responsible for improvised explosive device attacks in the district. He oversaw IED construction, distribution and emplacement and planned high-profile attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent.
Today, Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed a Taliban leader was arrested during a security operation in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Sunday. The leader planned and conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and facilitated the movement of improvised explosive devices, rockets, mortars, and other weapons for use in attacks in the province. During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.
BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces detained two insurgents, located one weapons cache and cleared one improvised explosive device during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Jan. 21.
Afghan National Security Forces detained two suspected insurgents during an operation in Alishing District. The detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning.
Afghan and coalition forces found and safely cleared one IED in Shamal District.
Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache in Jalrayz District. The cache contained homemade explosive material, mortar rounds and fuses, rockets and a keg of gunpowder.
Operations in RC-East are ongoing.