News: ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, Wednesday.
The leader planned and directed several attacks throughout the region. He also provided insurgents with improvised explosive devices, heavy weapons and ammunition.
At the time of his arrest, the Taliban leader was in the process of acquiring explosives for upcoming insurgent attacks.
During the operation, the security force also detained a Taliban facilitator.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
In Chimtal district, Balkh province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to arrest a Taliban leader today. The Taliban leader directs attacks against Afghan security forces throughout the region. He is also responsible for conducting attacks against reconstruction projects in the province. During the operation, the security force detained one suspected insurgent.
In Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban weapons smuggler Wednesday. The detained weapons smuggler transported and distributed illegal explosives, weapons and ammunition to Taliban insurgents throughout the district.
An Afghan and coalition security force detained numerous suspected insurgents during an operation to arrest a Haqqani leader in Shwak district, Paktiya province, today. The Haqqani leader is responsible for facilitating attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the district.