News: ISAF Joint Command operational update
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a senior insurgent leader with ties to the Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and one other insurgent during an operation in Burkah district, Baghlan province, May 12.
The senior leader is in charge of a group of fighters responsible for a wide range of insurgent activities. He and his cell have murdered Afghans, kidnapped Afghan civilians for ransom, conducted robberies against local businesses and collected illegal taxes in order to fund insurgent operations. He also facilitates the movement of weapons and suicide vests in the local area.
The security force also seized one AK-47, five rocket propelled grenades, seven RPG propellants, two fragmentary grenades, ammunition, six magazines and improvised explosive device making material as a result of the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader during an operation in Burkah district, Baghlan province, May 12. The leader is a known IED expert responsible for the construction, distribution and emplacement of IEDs targeting Afghan and coalition forces. He also has a history of directing suicide bomber operations in Burkah district.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested two insurgents during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, May 12. The senior leader oversees a number of insurgent cells responsible for attacks on Afghan and coalition forces. He and his subordinates are heavily involved in IED operations. He also directs the movement of weapons throughout Helmand province and interfaces with other insurgent leadership in order to report intelligence and receive strategic guidance for his network’s activities.
An Afghan and coalition security force killed a Taliban leader, Wahidullah Khan, killed one other insurgent, and detained two insurgents during an operation in Arghandab district, Kandahar province, May 12. Khan was in charge of a group of fighters responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He was also involved in the facilitation of weapons and military equipment for his group of insurgents and directed night patrols in order to harass the local Afghan populace. During the operation, Khan and another insurgent opened fire on the security force. The security force returned fire, killing both. The security force also seized IED-making material, one AK-47, one pistol and four magazines as a result of the operation.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested two insurgents during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Sayyidabad district, Wardak province, May 12. The senior leader has operational control of a group of approximately 70 insurgent fighters responsible for numerous attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Sayyidabad district involving rocket-propelled grenades, IEDs and small arms. He also oversees weapons trafficking in the local area and reports on insurgent operations to ranking Taliban officials in Wardak province.
Commandos from 1st Company, 2nd Special Operations Kandak, advised by coalition forces, detained 28 insurgents during a clearing operation in the vicinity of Zaghun Shar village in Muhhamed Agha district, Logar province, May 10. The purpose of the operation was to disrupt insurgent activity in the area.