News: ISAF Joint Command operational update
Story by Collin Black
KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 24) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani facilitator in Sabari district, Khost province, today.
The facilitator was responsible for purchasing and selling weapons to support the insurgency. He coordinated the movement of improvised explosive device materials and ammunition to insurgents operating in the district.
The security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized multiple firearms 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 Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, yesterday. The facilitator coordinated the movement of weapons and ammunition in the district for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also provided financial and logistic support for improvised explosive devices and offered a safe haven for insurgents. In addition, the security force detained one suspected insurgent and seized 45 kilograms (100 pounds) of illegal narcotics.
During a security operation in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, yesterday, coalition forces discovered a large cache of improvised explosive device elements. The cache contained 600 sacks of ammonium nitrate totaling 30,000 kilograms (66,138 pounds). The coalition force also discovered 100 paint cans of ammonium nitrate and 6,000 meters (19,685 feet) of electrical wire.
Afghan and coalition security forces killed two insurgents during a security operation in search of an al-Qaida associated Taliban leader in Ghaziabad district, Kunar province, yesterday. The leader organizes attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and enables insurgent movements throughout the province.
During a security operation in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, Wednesday, an Afghan and coalition security force killed three heavily armed insurgents. The security force positively identified several armed individuals conducting insurgent activity and conducted a precision airstrike, killing them.
Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today that a Taliban leader was arrested during an operation in Khanabad district, Kunduz province, Monday. The leader was associated with Muhibullah Jan, the Taliban leader killed during the operation, and oversaw the construction, delivery and emplacement of improvised explosive devices.