KABUL, Afghanistan–(ENEWSPF)–January 20, 2013 – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Zurmat district, Paktiya province, today.
The leader acted as a Taliban liaison with senior Haqqani leaders in the province and oversaw the purchase and storage of rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons and ammunition. He also facilitated the movement of suicide bombers in Kabul and was planning an attack at the time of his arrest.
The security force also detained several suspected insurgents and seized multiple grenades, weapons, and a quantity of ammunition.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a local Taliban leader in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, today. The leader planned and directed suicide attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and coordinated the movement of materials used to build suicide vests. He also provided direct financial support to the Taliban.
In Sayyid Karam district, Paktiya province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani senior leader. The leader oversaw the construction, storage, transportation, and emplacement of improvised explosive devices. He also oversaw the acquisition of weapons and ammunition. During the operation, the security force detained two suspected insurgents and seized multiple firearms.
During an operation in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader who worked closely with senior Taliban leaders to coordinate insurgent attacks across several provinces. He also organized the transfer and delivery of weapons and ammunition to insurgents in the district. Prior to his arrest, he was coordinating the movement of suicide bombers for a future attack.
Afghan and coalition security forces killed two insurgents during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Ghaziabad district, Kunar province, Saturday. The Taliban leader organizes attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and enabled the movement of insurgents in the province.