ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, March 26, 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan–(ENEWSPF)–March 26, 2013 – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and detained one other insurgent during an operation in Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, today.

The leader is accused of ordering assassinations against members of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, coordinating the movement of weapons and supplies used in insurgent operations, and leading attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


During an operation in Kunduz district, Kunduz province yesterday, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader. The leader is alleged to lead a cell of insurgent fighters responsible for improvised explosive device and direct fire attacks on Afghan and coalition forces. Prior to his arrest, he was believed actively planning to assassinate an Afghan National Security Forces official.


An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator and detained a number of other insurgents during an operation in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, today. The facilitator is believed to be responsible for procuring and distributing weapons to his fellow fighters to include IEDs and IED-making materials.