ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, April 1, 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan–(ENEWSPF)–April 1, 2013 – Afghan and coalition forces confirmed today the death of Panjwa’i district’s ranking Taliban official, Abdullah Wakil, during an operation in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, yesterday.

Wakil was running all Taliban operations in the district. He and his network were responsible for a significant number of insurgent activities, including the assassination of Afghan civilians, facilitating weapons and improvised explosive devices, and engaging in multiple attacks on Afghan and coalition forces.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


Afghan and coalition forces confirmed today the arrest of a senior Taliban leader in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, Saturday. The leader was allegedly plotting a campaign of sustained military attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Helmand province during the coming months. He and his subordinates are believed to have participated in a significant number of recent attacks utilizing IEDs and small arms fire.