ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, January 11, 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan–(ENEWSPF)–Januay 11, 2013  – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Burkah district, Baghlan province, today.  

The leader planned and executed attacks against Afghan and coalition forces for both the Taliban and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and was used by both insurgent groups to root out those within their organizations thought to be disloyal. 

During the operation, the security force seized ammunition and military-style uniforms.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan: 


An Afghan National Army patrol discovered an improvised explosive device cache during a security operation in Garm Ser district, Helmand province, yesterday.  The cache contained three complete IEDs and 370 kilograms (815 pounds) of explosives.  The Afghan soldiers secured the site and a coalition explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed the cache. 


A Haqqani leader was arrested by an Afghan and coalition security force in Sabari district, Khost province, today. At the time of his arrest, the leader was assisting in the preparation of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device and the acquisition of ammunition for an upcoming attack against Afghan and coalition forces.