KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 29, 2013) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Arghandab district, Kandahar province, today.
The leader was responsible for planning and executing improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. Prior to his detention, he was planning an IED attack against Afghan civilians, according to coalition officials.
The security force also detained one suspected insurgent and seized ammunition as a result of the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
During an operation in Burkah district, Baghlan province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) leader. The leader conducted assassinations directed by insurgent leadership in the province. He coordinated the acquisition and delivery of weapons for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. During the operation, the security force seized an assault rifle with associated gear and ammunition.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Spin Boldak district, Kandahar province, Monday. The leader was directly responsible for constructing, emplacing and distributing IEDs in the district. He also conducted surveillance of Afghan and coalition forces in preparation for executing IED attacks in Kandahar province. He organized the transfer and delivery of manufactured IEDs to other insurgents.
Afghan and coalition forces cleared six improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Jan. 28.
Afghan National Army soldiers found and safely cleared four IEDs in Pul-e Alam District.
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Sabari District.
Coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Sayed Abad District.
Operations in RC-East are ongoing.