KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 9, 2013) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader in Sabari district, Khost province, today.
The detained Haqqani leader is believed responsible for conducting direct attacks on Afghan and coalition forces. He is also accused of being involved in weapons and ammunition facilitation and coordinated the transfer of improvised explosive devices and weapon systems.
The security force also detained one suspected insurgent and seized a large amount of IED-making materials, homemade explosives, rocket-propelled grenade ammunition, multiple hand grenades, machine gun ammunition, mortar rocket charges and 150 rounds of loose ammunition as a result of the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator in Khash Rod district, Nimroz province, today. The detained Taliban facilitator is believed to have coordinated the movement of lethal aid, weapons and ammunition to insurgent networks throughout Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province. He is accused of being directly responsible for preparing, organizing and transporting a large shipment of illegal material, and directing fighters in ambush attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. During the operation, the security force also detained one other suspected insurgent.
Afghan and coalition forces confirmed today the arrest of a Taliban leader during a security operation in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, Friday. The detained Taliban leader, who operated out of central Kandahar City, is believed responsible for organizing IED operations targeting Afghan and coalition forces, to include coordinating the movement of IED materials into the province and then the transfer and distribution of this material to Taliban insurgents. The security force also detained two suspected insurgents as a result of the operation.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader in Burkah district, Baghlan province, today. The detained IMU leader is believed to have overseen intelligence operations for an IMU network and for coordinating IED emplacement in the province. He is also accused of being a Taliban facilitator who provided safe haven for Taliban insurgents traveling through Burkah district. During the operation, the security force also detained one suspected insurgent
BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan National Security Forces cleared two IEDs, detained five suspected insurgents and discovered one weapons cache during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Feb. 8.
Afghan and coalition forces also discovered a weapons cache during an operation Feb. 6 in Wardak Province, according to late reports.
Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared an IED in Terezayi District.
Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared an IED in Nurgal District.
Afghan National Security Forces discovered a weapons cache and detained five suspected insurgents during an operation in Qarah Bagh District. The cache contained several rocket propelled grenades and mortar rounds. The detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning.
Late reports indicate that Afghan and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache during an operation in Maidan Shar District, Feb. 6. The cache contained small arms weapons and ammunition, IED making materials, combat uniforms, 17 mortar rounds, and a bag of hashish.
Operations in RC-East are ongoing.