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ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, December 23, 2012

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  • Category: Military

KABUL, Afghanistan--(ENEWSPF)--December. 23, 2012  – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a local Taliban leader during an operation in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, today.

The leader was in direct contact with senior members of the Taliban in the province and coordinated and conducted numerous direct fire and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

During the operation, the security force discovered a weapons cache and seized a number of weapons and ammunition.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

North

In Khanabad district, Kunduz province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader who planned and executed improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. Additionally, he acquired IEDs and explosives that he then distributed to insurgents in Khanabad and Kunduz districts. During the operation, the security force also detained several suspected insurgents.

South

Afghan and coalition officials confirmed today that a Taliban leader was arrested during a security operation in Tarnek wa Jaldak district, Zabul province, Friday. The leader transported and delivered weapons and ammunition to Taliban insurgents operating in Tarnek wa Jaldak and Qalat districts.

East

In Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader who coordinated attacks in the district.  At the time of his arrest, he was helping plan an attack against an Afghan government official in the area.  The security force also detained one suspected insurgent as a result of the operation.

An Afghan and coalition security force detained a suspected insurgent during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Hisarak district, Nangarhar province, today. The leader is responsible for laundering money used to fund Taliban attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a local Haqqani leader and detained one suspected insurgent during an operation in Khost district, Khost province, today. The leader planned, facilitated and executed attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province. He also directed the movement of Haqqani fighters and emplaced improvised explosive devices.

An Afghan and coalition force detained two suspected insurgents during a security operation in search of a Haqqani leader in Sharan district, Paktika province, today. The Haqqani leader organizes and executes attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

Source: isaf.nato.int

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