News: ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader in Logar province today.
The arrested leader is suspected of being directly involved in the final stages of planning a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack targeting Afghan and coalition forces in western Logar province.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
Afghan and coalition security forces detained a number of insurgents, killed two enemy fighters and seized 60 kilograms (132 pounds) of homemade explosives in Uruzgan province yesterday. The discovered materials were destroyed at the location.
Afghan Provincial Response Company Zabul, enabled by coalition forces, detained a number of insurgents and seized 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of homemade explosives along with a cache of weapons and ammunition in Zabul province yesterday. All discovered items were destroyed at the location.
An Afghan and coalition force detained two insurgents during a security operation in search of a Haqqani leader in Paktiya province today. During the operation, the security force also seized IED-making materials, a shotgun, ammunition and associated weapons gear.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan facilitator and weapons trafficker in Kunduz province today. The arrested facilitator and weapons trafficker is believed to have financed the acquisition of weapons and coordinated their transfer and delivery to insurgents for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent as a result of the operation.
Afghan and coalition forces confirmed today the death of Haqqani leader Abdul Rahman during a security operation in Logar province Sunday. Abdul Rahman was responsible for creating and disbursing IED and materials for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and coordinating the movement of weapons and ammunition for the attacks.