ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, January 19, 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan–(ENEWSPF)–January 19, 2013 – During a security operation in Sherzad district, Nangarhar province, today, an Afghan and coalition force killed a local Taliban leader, Qari Sayed Wali, and arrested a second Taliban leader.

Qari Sayed Wali distributed and emplaced IEDs throughout Sherzad district and conducted the April 2012 attack on the Sherzad District Center.

The arrested leader conducted IED attacks against Afghan government officials as well as Afghan and coalition forces. He also permitted bomb makers to use his home to construct IEDs and store ammunition and explosives. 

The security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized multiple weapons and ammunition as a result of the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a local Taliban leader in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, yesterday. The leader planned improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and oversaw the emplacement of IEDs in the district. During the operation, the security force also detained one suspected insurgent.

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a local Taliban leader in Arghandab district, Kandahar province, yesterday. The leader coordinated and executed improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and oversaw the distribution of IEDs, weapons and ammunition to insurgents operating in district. During the operation, the security force also detained one suspected insurgent.

East

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader in Terayzai district, Khost province, today. The leader directed attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Khost province. He also oversaw the construction and delivery of IEDs to insurgents operating in Terayzai district, and helped acquire improvised explosive device components, ammunition and detonation materials. During the operation, the security force also detained one suspected insurgent.

Source: isaf.nato.int