ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, January 28, 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan–(ENEWSPF)–January 28, 2013 – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Baghlan-e Jadid district, Baghlan province, today.

The leader was an improvised explosive device expert who constructed IEDs for insurgents operating in the province.  He transferred and distributed acquired components for IEDs to insurgents.

The security force also detained one suspected insurgent as a result of the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

In Kandahar district, Kandahar province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader. The leader was responsible for the facilitation and construction of improvised explosive device components and IEDs. He planned and executed IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He assisted in the transfer and delivery of IEDs, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. The security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized nearly $3,000 (U.S.) as a result of the operation.

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, today. The leader equipped insurgents with weapons and supplies for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He directed the distribution of heavy machine guns and rockets to his insurgent fighters. During the operation, the security force also detained one suspected insurgent.

East

In Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani facilitator. The facilitator was a financier who funded multiple Haqqani insurgents operating in the district. He coordinated the purchase and transfer of weapons with insurgent leadership.

Source: isaf.nato.int