KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a high-profile attack facilitator in Khost district, Khost province, Feb. 15.
The detained facilitator is believed to be associated with both Taliban and Haqqani insurgent networks throughout Khost district. He is accused of assisting in the transfer and delivery of heavy weapons, equipment and ammunition. Prior to his arrest, he was suspected of coordinating a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack targeting Afghan and coalition forces.
The security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized multiple firearms and associated ammunition as a result of the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani facilitator in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, Feb. 15. The detained Haqqani facilitator is believed responsible for planning and preparing attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces and facilitating the acquisition of improvised explosive devices and other weapons. He also allegedly produced and transported homemade explosives and executed IED attacks throughout Pul-e ‘Alam district. During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.
Afghan and coalition security forces killed an insurgent during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Nari district, Kunar province, Feb. 13. The leader plans and conducts attacks against Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials, as well as Afghan and coalition forces in Nari district.
Afghan and coalition forces confirmed on Feb. 15 the Feb. 3 arrest of a Taliban senior leader in Baghlan-e Jadid district, Baghlan province. The detained Taliban senior leader is believed to have commanded a cell of 25 Taliban fighters in the district. In this senior role, he allegedly ran IED operations and collected illegal taxes from local civilians. He is also accused of having supervised IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces as well as GIRoA officials. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent as a result of the operation.