Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force
conducted an operation to arrest a Taliban leader in the Andar district
of Afghanistan’s Ghazni province today, military officials reported.
The Taliban leader controls several mid-level fighters and is
directly involved in planning insurgent attacks, officials said.
During the operation, officials said, the security force detained several suspected insurgents.
In operations yesterday:
-- A combined force arrested a senior Taliban explosives expert,
detained two suspects and seized multiple explosive devices in the Pul-e
Khurmi district of Baghlan province. The explosives expert constructed
several improvised explosive devices used in attacks targeting Afghan
officials and Afghan and coalition convoys. He also constructed multiple
suicide vests he planned to use in attacks against Afghan forces.
-- A combined force detained five insurgents while investigating a
weapons cache in Ghazni province’s
Andar district. The cache contained
small arms, ammunition and a grenade.
-- A combined force found and cleared an IED in Ghazni province’s Khwaia Omari district.
-- In Khost province’s Sabari district, a combined force detained an
insurgent while investigating an IED.
The IED was cleared and the
suspect was transferred to a base for questioning.
-- A combined force killed six insurgents in Kunar province’s Nari and Ghaziabad districts.
-- In Logar province, a combined force found and cleared three IEDs in
the Pul-E Alam district and three
IEDs in the Muhammad Aghah district.
-- In Nangarhar province, a combined force found and cleared an IED in
the Jalalabad district and another in the Chapahar district.
-- In Paktika province’s Mota Khan district, a combined force found and cleared an IED.
-- A combined force detained an insurgent in Paktika province’s Bermal district.