KABUL, Afghanistan (January 25, 2013) - Insurgents attacked an ISAF convoy with a vehicle borne improvised explosive device this morning in Tagab district, Kapisa province. At this time there are no reports of ISAF fatalities or injuries, but initial reports indicate the blast killed and injured several Afghan civilians.
"We strongly condemn this latest brutal act of violence by the insurgents," said Gen. John Allen, ISAF commander. "This attack, along with the more than 3,400 innocent civilians who died at the hands of insurgents last year, underscores that the innocent people of Afghanistan are the real victims of these senseless murders. This attack reaffirms my long held conviction that the insurgents have no respect or regard for the Afghan people."
Kunar Province: Afghan and coalition forces killed al-Qaeda associated Taliban leader, Wali, during a security operation in Dangam district, Kunar province, yesterday.
Wali was a Taliban leader and al-Qaeda facilitator who coordinated activities between the Taliban and al-Qaeda within the province, and organized attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Dangam district. He also oversaw the movement of weapons and suicide vest components.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, today. The leader coordinated and conducted direct fire and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, and provided weapons and IEDs to other insurgents in the district.
In Nawah-ye Barakzai district, Helmand province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader who oversaw a group of insurgents responsible for improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also procured and distributed homemade explosives and IED-making materials to insurgents operating in Nawah-ye Barakzai and Nad ‘Ali districts.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested an improvised explosive device expert in Spin Boldak district, Kandahar province, yesterday. The Taliban IED expert constructed, distributed and emplaced IEDs targeting Afghan and coalition forces. He was also helped acquire explosives, weapons and ammunition for attacks against Afghan National Directorate of Security offices in the province. During the operation, the security force also detained one suspected insurgent.
During a security operation in Andar district, Ghazni province, yesterday, an Afghan and coalition force killed the Taliban leader, Alaudin. Alaudin oversaw a group of insurgents responsible for conducting remote-controlled improvised explosive device and small-arms fire attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. Prior to his death, Alaudin was planning attacks against Afghan National Police in Ghazni province.
BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces killed one insurgent, located one weapons cache and cleared four improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Jan. 24.
Afghan National Security Forces killed an insurgent during an engagement in Manogai District.
Afghan National Army soldiers found and safely cleared an IED in Nurgal District.
Afghan National Army soldiers also found and safely cleared an IED in Watahpur District.
Afghan Border Police found and safely cleared an IED in Khowst District.
Afghan Uniformed Police and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache in Khwajah Omari District. The cache contained small arms ammunition, rifles, IED-making materials and combat gear.
Afghan and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Ghazni District.
Operations in RC-East are ongoing.