ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 29 October 2012

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UNCLASSIFIED

2012-10-S-032
For Immediate Release

ISAF Joint Command daily operational update

KABUL, Afghanistan (Oct. 29) – An Afghan and coalition security force killed several insurgents during a security operation to arrest a Taliban leader in Ghazni province today.

As the security force approached the Taliban leader’s suspected location, multiple armed insurgents attacked the security force with small-arms fire. The security force returned fire, killing the insurgents.

The security force also detained one suspected insurgent and seized a machine gun with large quantities of ammunition, several assault-style rifles, a pistol, and assorted ammunition as a result of the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Kandahar province today. The arrested leader is believed to be responsible for high profile attack planning, facilitating weapons use, and leading a group of Taliban fighters within Kandahar province.

East

An Afghan and coalition force detained a number of suspected insurgents during a security operation in search of a Haqqani leader in Logar province today. The leader is believed to coordinate direct fire and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the province.

An Afghan and coalition force detained a suspected insurgent during a security operation in search of a Haqqani leader in Khost province today. The leader is suspected of planning ambush attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces and assisting in the facilitation of weapons for use in insurgent attacks.

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