BAGRAM, Afghanistan (March 2, 2013) - Afghan and coalition forces located two improvised explosive devices and cleared one, detained two suspected insurgents and discovered one weapons cache during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, March 1.
The Afghan National Army found and safely cleared an IED in the Shigal Wa Sheltan District.
Afghan and coalition forces discovered and secured an IED in the Sar Rowzah District.
Afghan Uniformed Police detained two suspected insurgents. The detainees were taken to a base for questioning.
Afghan National Security Forces discovered a weapons cache during an operation in the Shinwar District. The cache contained five small-arms rifles, two pistols and one rocket propelled grenade.
Afghan and coalition forces killed Taliban leader, Sadiq, and wounded another insurgent during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, Feb. 28.
Sadiq was an experienced leader responsible for procuring and distributing small arms and improvised explosive devices to Taliban fighters for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He was also involved with kidnapping government officials and Afghan National Security Force members.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
Afghan and coalition forces killed an insurgent during an operation in Kishindeh district, Balkh province, Feb. 28.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator and detained three other insurgents during an operation in Nawah-ye Barakzai district, Helmand province, March 1. The insurgent is alleged to be heavily involved in IED operations in the district. He has also participated in multiple IED attacks and has a history of procuring and distributing IED parts to his fellow insurgents.