Friday, March 30, 2012
Afghan-led Force Captures Haqqani Leader
From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release
KABUL, Afghanistan, March 30, 2012 – An Afghan-led security force captured a Haqqani leader during an operation in the Khost district of Afghanistan’s Khost province today, military officials reported.
The leader organized roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the district, officials said. He also supplied insurgents with materials for building explosive devices.
The security force detained one additional suspected insurgent during the operation.
In other Afghanistan operations today:
-- A combined force captured a Taliban leader, detained one other suspected insurgent, and seized material used in the construction of improvised explosives, including multiple bags of fertilizer and a large drum of gasoline, in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province. The leader organized roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces in the province.
-- An Afghan-led security force captured a Taliban leader and detained two suspects in the Maiwand district of Kandahar province. The leader coordinated insurgent movements in western Kandahar province for attacks against Afghan and coalition troops.
-- A combined force detained multiple suspects during a search for a Haqqani leader in the Pul-e ‘Alam district of Logar province. The leader coordinated the manufacture of roadside bombs and directed attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the district.