September 02, 2014

Top Taliban leader, Obaidullah killed in Nangarhar province

By Mirwais Adeel - Mon Dec 24 2012, 10:20 am

Nangarhar provinceA senior Taliban leader was killed following a joint military operation by Afghan and coalition security forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement announced, “During an operation in Sherzad district, Nangarhar province, Sunday, an Afghan and coalition security force killed Obaidullah, one of the top Taliban leaders in the district.”

The source further added, “Obaidullah, also known as Saifullah, directed the Oct. 12 indirect fire attack at Forward Operating Base Fenty. He was responsible for laundering money to fund Taliban attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces and facilitated the movement of weapons, ammunition and bomb-making materials throughout Nangarhar province.”

Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader in Khanabad district, Kunduz province, Sunday, ISAF said following the statement adding that the leader was directly involved in the planning of improvised explosive device attacks on government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials, as well as Afghan and coalition security forces. He was also a financial facilitator who coordinated funding to support the insurgency.

In a separate operation a Taliban leader was detained by an Afghan and coalition security force in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, today. The leader commanded a Taliban direct action cell within Nad ‘Ali district. He coordinated the execution of multiple improvised explosive device and direct action attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces. During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.

ISAF following the statement also said, Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Jalalabad district, Nangarhar province, today. He was directly involved in anti-Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan attack planning. During the operation, the security force also detained one suspected insurgent.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the reports.

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