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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 16 October 2012

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UNCLASSIFIED

2012-10-S-019
For Immediate Release

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

KABUL, Afghanistan (Oct. 16) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Nangarhar province today.

The arrested leader commanded Taliban fighters, and is directly associated with facilitating the movement and escape of an insider-attack shooter across Afghan borders.

The security force also detained a number of suspected insurgents and seized multiple weapons and mortar components as a result of the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

Coalition forces today confirmed they recently detained two insurgents during two separate Afghan-led operations in Kandahar.

  • Haji Mama, a facilitator of weapons, ammunition, homemade explosives and improvised explosive devices was arrested Oct. 4.
  • Mohammad Nabi, an insurgent facilitator of IEDs and radios, was arrested Oct. 12.

An Afghan and coalition force detained a number of insurgents during a security operation in search of a Taliban explosives expert in Helmand province, today.

East

An Afghan-led security force, supported by coalition troops, arrested a Haqqani leader in Ghazni province today. The arrested leader coordinated attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces and provided weapons to direct action cells located in northern Logar province. During the operation, the security force also detained a number of suspected insurgents.

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