Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 - An Afghan and coalition security force detained
two suspected Taliban insurgents and seized explosives during an operation in
the Pul-e Khurmi district of Afghanistan's Baghlan province today, military
During the operation, officials said, the Afghan and coalition troops found
improvised explosive device-making components and ammunition while searching a
compound for a suspected Taliban leader.
In other operations today:
-- A combined force detained two suspects during an operation to arrest a
Haqqani network leader in the Muhammad Aghah district of Logar province.
-- A combined force detained numerous suspects during a search for a Haqqani
leader in the Sabari district of Khost province. The Haqqani leader purchases
weapons and coordinates attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout
-- A combined force killed several insurgents and detained multiple suspects
during an operation to arrest a Taliban leader in the Zharay district of
In July 31 operations:
-- A combined force arrested a senior Taliban leader in the Tarnak wa Jaldak
district of Zabul province. The Taliban leader organized an IED network
responsible for multiple attacks in the region. He was also responsible for
directing suicide bombings and for planning and executing attacks against
Afghan security forces and civilians.
-- In the Chimtal district of Balkh province, coalition-supported Afghan
commandos detained several suspects during an operation to arrest a senior
Taliban leader. The sought-after insurgent is responsible for attacks against
Afghan and coalition forces.
-- In the Shorabak district of Kandahar province, a combined force seized
and destroyed 2,381 pounds of hashish and detained two suspected narcotics
-- In the Muhammad Aghah district of Logar province, a combined
force-directed airstrike killed several armed insurgents during a search for a
Haqqani leader. The airstrike did not injure any civilians or damage any
-- A combined force discovered IED-making materials in Ghazni province's
-- A coalition airstrike killed two insurgents who were emplacing IEDs in
Ghazni province's Andar district.
-- In Khost province, a combined force found and cleared two IEDs in the
Sabari district, one IED in the Terezayi district and another in the Khost
-- A combined force found and cleared an IED in Laghman province's Mehtar
-- A combined force detained an insurgent while investigating a weapons
cache in Laghman province's Dowlat Shah district. The cache contained mines and
-- A combined force detained two insurgents who possessed IED-making
materials in Logar province's Muhammad Aghah district.
-- In Paktia province, a combined force found and cleared an IED in the
-- A combined force found and cleared an IED in
Wardak province's Sayyidabad district.