ISAF soldier killed in eastern Afghanistan
By Sayed Jawad - Sat Nov 10 2012, 9:06 am
NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement announced, “An International Security Assistance Force service member died following an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan today.”
The statement did not disclose further information regarding the exact location of the incident and nationality of the deceased soldier however troops mainly United States are based in eastern Afghanistan.
International Security Assistance Force generally do not disclose identities of the NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan saying, “It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.”
At least 375 NATO service members including 286 US troops, 43 British troops and 46 soldiers from the other NATO member countries have been killed in various incidents since the beginning of 2012 in Afghanistan.
In a separate statement ISAF announced, “An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani facilitator in Khost province today.”
The source futher added, “The arrested facilitator is suspected of coordinating the delivery of weapons, improvised explosive device materials and fighters to leadership operating throughout western Khost province.”
“As a result of the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized homemade explosives, IED-making materials, several grenades, a large quantity of firearms with associated gear and ammunition, and numerous bayonets.”, ISAF said.
Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani senior leader in Logar province, ISAF said adding that the arrested leader is believed to have planned and conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in southern Logar province. During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.
ISAF also said, Afghan and coalition security force killed Taliban leader Qari Munib during a security operation in Kunar province Thursday. Qari Munib was responsible for directing attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and coordinating the movement of weapons and ammunition for the attacks.
Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the reports.