Senior Taliban leader Khan Mohammad killed in Helmand
By Sadaf Shinwari - Tue Feb 19 2013, 11:13 am
According to a statement released by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), “Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the death of Taliban senior leader, Khan Mohammad, and another insurgent during an operation in Musa Qal’ah district, Helmand province, Sunday.”
The source furhter added, “Khan Mohammad, also known as Shams, was a critical Taliban command and control link within the Musa Qal’ah district network. He coordinated direct attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and participated in Taliban kidnapping operations. He facilitated the supply of weapons to insurgents.”
The statement also added, “Afghan and coalition force arrested a Taliban leader in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, Monday. The leader was believed responsible for coordinating improvised explosive device operations against Afghan Local Police. As an IED facilitator, he was responsible for IED emplacement operations against Afghan and coalition forces, as well as Afghan civilians. He procured, transferred and delivered weapons, IED-making materials and supplies to insurgents operating in the province.”
In a separate operation in Arghistan district, Kandahar province, yesterday, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader, ISAF said following the statemetn adding that the leader was allegedly responsible for an improvised explosive device attack network in Spin Boldak, Arghistan and Maruf districts, Kandahar province. He was responsible for the coordination and distribution of ammunition and heavy weapons to insurgents in the province.
Afghan and coalition force detained three insurgents during a security operation in search of a Taliban leader in Arghistan district, Kandahar province, Monday. The leader is believed responsible for the direct acquisition and distribution of weapons and attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, ISAF added.
Afghan and coalition forces killed two insurgents in Ghaziabad district, Kunar province, Monday, ISAF said. During the operation, the security force observed two individuals conducting insurgent activity. The security force engaged the insurgents with a precision strike, killing both individuals.
ISAF also added Afghan and coalition force killed an insurgent during a security operation in Andar district, Ghazni province, Monday. The security force positively identified the insurgent and conducted a precision strike, killing him.