December 20, 2014

Taliban suicide attack operative arrested in Kandahar

By Sayed Jawad - Mon Nov 19 2012, 2:44 pm

Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban suicide attack operative in Kandahar province today, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force announced following a statement.

The arrested insurgent is suspected of planning and executing suicide attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout Kandahar province.

The security force also detained a number of suspected insurgents as a result of the operation, ISAF said.

ISAF following the statement further added, “An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator in Helmand province today. The arrested insurgent is believed to have organized the acquisition and transportation of mass shipments of homemade explosives and improvised explosive device-making materials to insurgents throughout Kandahar and Helmand provinces. During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.”

“Afghan National Army Special Forces, partnered with coalition forces, discovered 15 emplaced IEDs and two caches in Kandahar province Friday.”, ISAF said following the statement adding that, “The caches consisted of IED-making materials, one AK-47 magazine, nine-volt batteries, and 500 Pakistani Rupees. The IEDs and both caches were destroyed on site.”

In a separate operation, Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Logar province today, ISAF said adding that the arrested leader is alleged to have performed high profile attack planning, conducted indirect fire attacks against Forward Operating Base Shank and carried out IED attacks on Afghan security patrols throughout southern Logar province.

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

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