ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, April 3, 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan–(ENEWSPF)–April 3, 2013 – During an operation in Burkah district, Baghlan province today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader.

The leader has allegedly led a cell of insurgent fighters in multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He is also accused of training potential fighters in insurgency operations, and serves a vital role in IMU intelligence and improvised explosive device operations throughout Baghlan province.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

An Afghan and coalition security force detained two insurgents during an operation in search of a Taliban facilitator in Dand district, Kandahar province, today. The facilitator is believed to have arranged the transportation of weapons and IEDs throughout Kandahar province for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He has also allegedly ordered subordinates to commit executions and kidnappings against Afghan civilians working with government officials. The security force also seized one PKM machine gun and one grenade as a result of the operation.

During an operation in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province today, an Afghan and coalition security force detained multiple insurgents while searching for a senior Taliban leader. The leader allegedly has multiple cells of Taliban fighters under his command. He and his subordinates are believed to have participated in numerous attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout Helmand province. He is also believed to have plotted the assassination of officials with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The security force also seized one AK-47 and two magazines as a result of the operation.

East

An Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader and several other insurgents during an operation in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, today. The leader is believed to be responsible for the movement and coordination of multiple insurgent fighters throughout Logar province. He has also been key to the procurement and distribution of weapons for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

Source: isaf.nato.int