ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, February 2, 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan–(ENEWSPF)–Febuary 3, 2013 – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban improvised explosive device attack coordinator in Khanabad district, Kunduz province, Friday.

The detained Taliban IED attack coordinator planned and executed IED attacks throughout Khanabad district. He is believed to have conducted attacks against Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials as well as Afghan and coalition forces.

During the operation, the security force also seized IED-making materials.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


An Afghan and coalition force detained two insurgents during a security operation in search of a Taliban senior leader in Baghlan-e Jadid district, Baghlan province, today. The Taliban senior leader is alleged to command a cell of 25 Taliban fighters in Baghlan-e Jadid district and oversees IED operations.


An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader in Khost district, Khost province, Friday. The detained Haqqani leader is an IED expert and believed responsible for IED facilitation and attacks in Khost district. He is accused of coordinating the acquisition and transfer of homemade explosives, weapons and IEDs for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent and seized multiple assault rifles as a result of the operation.