ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, January 2, 20121

KABUL, Afghanistan–(ENEWSPF)–January 21, 2013 – An Afghan and coalition force killed Taliban leader, Muhibullah Jan, and his subordinate Taliban facilitator, Malawi Noorullah, during a security operation in Khanabad district, Kunduz province, today.

Muhibullah Jan oversaw improvised explosive device operations to include managing insurgent IED builders and emplacers, as well as, the acquisition and movement of IED materials. He led IED attack planning and operations against Afghan and coalition forces.

Malawi Noorullah was an IED facilitator and deputy in Muhibullah Jan’s IED cell. He coordinated and executed IED attacks to include leading IED emplacement operations. He also organized the transfer and delivery of IEDs to other insurgents.  

The security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized firearms with associated gear and ammunition as a result of the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


During an operation, Afghan and coalition security forces killed Taliban attack facilitator, Malang Mama, in Khanabad district, Kunduz province, Sunday. Malang Mama, also known as Naim Malang, was an attack facilitator involved in planning and executing improvised explosive device attacks, as well as, facilitating the movement of weapons and explosives throughout the province. The security force conducted a precision airstrike, killing both.


An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, today. The leader was responsible for coordinating attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces, and oversaw the procurement and distribution of weapons to insurgents. He recently coordinated the acquisition of suicide vest materials in preparation for a future attack. During the operation, the security force also detained one suspected insurgent.