News: ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader in Chahar Darah district, Kunduz province, today.
The IMU leader directed improvised explosive device attacks in Kunduz province. He also acquired IEDs, weapons and rockets and distributed them to insurgents throughout the region.
The security force also detained two additional suspected insurgents and seized improvised explosive devices components during the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
In Chimtal district, Balkh province, an Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents during an operation to arrest a Taliban weapons supplier today. The weapons supplier provides machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and improvised explosive devices to insurgents in the district.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban affiliated insurgent who coordinated insurgent activity in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, today. He also acquired improvised explosive device components for Taliban fighters in the area. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent during the operation.
In Nawah-e Barakzai district, Helmand province, an Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents during a security operation to arrest a Taliban explosives expert today. The Taliban explosives expert operates throughout central Helmand, acquiring, constructing and distributing improvised explosive devices to Taliban insurgents.
In Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, an Afghan-led security force, supported by coalition troops, arrested a Taliban leader today. The leader was responsible for the movement of weapons and insurgents throughout the region, and is responsible for multiple attacks on Afghan and coalition forces.
An Afghan and coalition security force conducted a security operation in Watahpur district, Kunar province, Sunday. During the operation, the security force positively identified a heavily armed group of insurgents preparing for an attack. After ensuring no civilians were in the vicinity, the force engaged the insurgents with a precision airstrike. Following the strike, the security force conducted a follow-on assessment and confirmed the strike had killed multiple insurgents. They also confirmed the strike had not injured any civilians or damaged any civilian property.
In Sabari district, Khost province, an Afghan-led security force, supported by coalition troops, conducted an operation to arrest a Haqqani weapons supplier today. The Haqqani weapons supplier coordinates attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and smuggles weapons into the district for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.During the operation, the security force detained several suspected insurgents and seized multiple weapons.