Saturday, June 02, 2012
Combined Force Detains Haqqani Leader
From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force detained a Haqqani leader and several other insurgents during an operation in the Sarobi district of Afghanistan’s Paktika province today, military officials reported.
The leader controlled a large group of insurgents and conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the district, officials said.
The security force also seized several AK-47 rifles, grenades and magazines of ammunition.
In other Afghanistan operations today:
-- An Afghan-led force detained two suspects while searching for a Taliban leader in the Zharay district of Kandahar province. The leader coordinates roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
-- A combined force killed one insurgent and destroyed a weapons cache while searching for a Taliban leader in the Murghab district of Badghis province. The sought-after insurgent leader is responsible for supplying weapons and improvised explosive devices to insurgents for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.