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    ISAF Joint Command morning operational update



    Story by Maj. Johnpaul Arnold 

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force conducted a security operation in Maidan Shahr district, Wardak province, Saturday.

    Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today that both Qari Ziauddin, a senior Taliban leader, and Tor Gul, a weapons smuggler, were killed along with several other insurgents during the operation.

    The operation also resulted in the arrest of a third suspected Taliban leader.

    Qari Ziauddin, also known as Ikram Jan, was the senior Taliban leader for Maidan Shahr district. He armed insurgent fighters, transported suicide bombers, coordinated the emplacement of improvised explosive devices, and personally led numerous attacks throughout the district.

    Tor Gul, also known as Emal and Mukhlis, acquired and transported weapons, ammunition and IED components for insurgents throughout the region.

    In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


    An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban weapons specialist in Arghandab district, Kandahar province, today. During the operation, a group of insurgents attacked the security force with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns. The security returned fire and killed several of the attackers. The force conducted a follow-on assessment of the area and confirmed no civilians had been injured. As a result of the operation, the Afghan and coalition security force detained multiple suspected insurgents.



    Date Taken: 07.16.2012
    Date Posted: 07.16.2012 03:01
    Story ID: 91590
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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    ISAF Joint Command morning operational update