December 22, 2014

Senior Taliban leader arrested in Baghlan province

By Sayed Jawad - Mon Jan 14 2013, 9:57 am

Baghlan province1According to a statement released by NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban senior leader in Baghlan-e Jadid district, Baghlan province, today.

The source further added, the senior leader commanded insurgents operating in Jowzjan and Sar-e Pul provinces. He was responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces as well as Afghan civilians in both provinces.

During the operation, the security force detained an additional insurgent.

In a separate operation in search of a Taliban leader, an Afghan and coalition security force detained three insurgents in Daman district, Kandahar province, ISAF said adding that the leader oversees the acquisition and transfer of weapons and ammunition to insurgents throughout the province. The security force also seized a large cache of ammunition as a result of the operation.

ISAF following the statement also added Afghan and coalition security force killed Taliban leader, Haqiq, during a security operation in Sherzad district, Nangarhar province, today.

After positively identifying the threat, the security force engaged the armed insurgents, killing Haqiq and two additional insurgents, ISAF said adding that no civilians were harmed during the operation.

According to ISAF Haqiq, also known as Sur Gul Lala, conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He controlled a money extortion campaign against the villagers within the district to fund Taliban activities. The security force also detained three suspected insurgents and seized a cache of weapons, gear and ammunition.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the reports.

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