A senior Taliban leader was detained following a joint military operation by Afghan and coalition security forces at the south-eastern Zabul province.
According to a statement released by International Security Assistance Force, Afghan and coalition security force detained a senior Taliban leader during an operation at Qalat district, Zabul province. The leader organized attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces in Kabul, Kandahar and Herat provinces. He also coordinated with Taliban leaders in Pakistan to supply the weapons, ammunition and equipment to insurgents. The security force detained one additional insurgent as a result of this operation.
The statement further added Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to capture a senior Haqqani facilitator in Muhammad Aghah district, Logar province, today. The facilitator provides weapons, ammunition and equipment to insurgents for attacks in Kabul City. He also works with the Haqqani leadership to coordinate resources for attacks similar to the April 15 attack in Kabul. The security force detained multiple suspected Haqqani insurgents as a result of this operation.
In a separate operation at Qarah Bagh district, Ghazni province, Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader, the statement added. The leader plans and directs roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition troops throughout the district. The security force detained two suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.
Taliban militants yet to comment regarding the operations.