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Taliban leader killed in eastern Kunar province

By Sayed Jawad - Tue Nov 27 2012, 2:19 pm

A local Taliban leader was killed following a joint military operation by Afgahn and coalition security forces in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan on Monday.

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement announced, “Yesterday, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted a security operation in Watahpur district, Kunar province that resulted in the death of the local Taliban leader, Amirullah.”

The source further added, “Amirullah was involved in the unsuccessful suicide attack that targeted the anti-terrorism chief in Asadabad district, Kunar province, Nov 12. He was also involved in coordinating the movement of weapons, ammunition and various military supplies for insurgents in the province.”

In a separate operation Afghan-led security force, supported by coalition troops, detained three suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Archi district, Kunduz province, ISAF said following the statement adding that the Taliban leader is an improvised explosive device facilitator who coordinates IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

ISAF also said in Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator suspected of being responsible for overseeing improvised explosive device and mine emplacement. It is also suspected that he trained other Taliban insurgents to build and test IEDs. During the operation, the combined security force detained three suspected insurgents and seized multiple weapons.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the reports.

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