Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 - An Afghan and coalition security force detained
two suspected insurgents during an operation to arrest a Taliban leader in the
Baraki Barak district of Afghanistan's Logar province today, military officials
The sought-after Taliban leader transports insurgents throughout the region
and directs improvised explosive device and direct-fire attacks against Afghan
and coalition forces in the district, officials said.
Also in Logar today, a combined force detained several suspects during an
operation to arrest a Taliban financier in the Muhammad Aghah district. The
Taliban financier provides money and explosives to insurgents for use in
attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the region.
In operations yesterday:
-- A combined force killed Khadim, also known as Qari Hamza, an Islamic
Movement of Uzbekistan senior leader, in the Chahar Darah district of Kunduz
province. Khadim was an explosives expert responsible for recruiting and
training insurgents for suicide attacks. He also planned and led attacks
against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the region.
-- A combined force found and cleared two IEDs in Ghazni province's Ab Band
-- A combined force discovered a weapons cache containing homemade
explosives and other items used to make IEDs in the Sarobi district of Kapisa
-- In Khost province's Sabari district, a combined force detained one
insurgent and one other suspect.
-- A combined force found and cleared an IED in Laghman province's Mehtar
-- In Logar province's Pul-e Alam district, a combined force discovered an
insurgent cache containing military personnel items.
-- A combined force found and cleared two IEDs in Nangarhar province -- one
in the Jalalabad district and another in the Bati Kot district.
-- A combined force found and cleared two IEDs
in Paktika province -- one in the Yahya Khel district and one in the Sar Rowzah