KABUL, Afghanistan–(ENEWSPF)–February 12, 2013 – Afghan and coalition security forces killed Taliban leader, Tor Jan, during an operation in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, on Monday.
Tor Jan, also known as Graan, was a Taliban leader and facilitator who organized attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He coordinated the use of improvised explosive devices, weapons and personnel for attacks in Maiwand district. The security force conducted a precision strike, killing him.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) leader in Khanabad district, Kunduz province, today. The leader allegedly facilitates distribution of weapons and assists in improvised explosive device emplacement operations in the district. He oversees the acquisition, transfer and delivery of IED materials and explosives to insurgents. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent and seized multiple firearms and ammunition as a result of the operation.
During a security operation, Afghan and coalition forces confirmed today the arrest of a Taliban leader in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, on Monday. The leader was believed to be directly responsible for the coordination of complex attacks. His subordinate fighters were linked to several attacks on Afghan and coalition forces in the district. He facilitated weapons and improvised explosive devices to insurgents operating in Kandahar province. During the operation, the security force also detained three suspected insurgents.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Andar district, Ghazni province, today. The leader was allegedly a direct attack leader with some logistical and command responsibilities. He was engaged in the arms trade involving weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and improvised explosive devices. He coordinated and executed attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent and seized a heavy machine gun with ammunition along with assault rifle ammunition as a result of the operation.
During a security operation, an Afghan and coalition force detained three insurgents in search of a Taliban leader in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, today. The leader is believed responsible for planning and conducting attacks on Afghan and coalition forces. During the operation, the security force seized several assault-rifles with associated equipment and ammunition.