War on Terrorism

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.

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