December 15, 2017

Top district-level Taliban leader killed in Sar-e-Pul

By Sajad - Thu Nov 29 2012, 11:29 am

According to a statement released by International Security Assistance Force, Afghan and coalition officials confirmed today that Assadullah, a top district-level Taliban leader, was killed during an operation in Sar-e Pul province, Tuesday.

The source further added, Assadullah led a group of Taliban fighters and had planned and executed numerous attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also had direct contact with senior Taliban insurgents in the province and assisted them in the planning and coordination of attacks.

During the operation, the security force detained one suspected insurgent and seized several rocket propelled grenades, a large quantity of assault rifles and ammunition.

In a seperate operation Afghan and coalition security force arrested a district-level Taliban leader in Kandahar province, ISAF said following the statement adding that the leader was in charge of coordinating the storage and transfer of Taliban weapons and ammunition. He also oversaw the construction of improvised explosive devices.

Afghan and coalition officials confirmed today that a Taliban facilitator was arrested during a security operation in Kandahar province, Monday. The facilitator they arrested oversaw the construction and emplacement of improvised explosive devices.

Coalition forces discovered a drug cache yesterday in Helmand province. The cache contained 244 kilograms (538 pounds) of heroin. The heroin was destroyed on site.

ISAF also said, Afghan security force, supported by coalition troops, conducted an operation in Laghman province on Tuesday that resulted in the death of numerous insurgents and the detention of two others.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the reports.

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