Ghazni provinceA top Taliban commander was arrested following a joint military operation by Afghan and coalition security forces in eastern Ghanzi province of Afghanistan.

NATO-led Interntional Security Assistance Force following a statement on Monday announced, Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the arrest of a top Taliban leader in Andar district during a security operation in Andar district, Ghazni province, Tuesday.

The source further added, “As one of the most senior Taliban leaders in the district, the insurgent executed tactical planning, kidnapping operations, detainee operations and strategic planning to support the Taliban insurgency. He was directly involved in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and in contact with local Taliban leadership.”

During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents, ISAF said.

In a separate operation Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and detained one suspected insurgent in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, ISAF said adding that the leader commanded a direct action cell operating in the district. He also planned and coordinated multiple improvised explosive device and ambush attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

ISAF following the statement also added a Haqqani leader in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, was arrested by an Afghan and coalition security force today. The leader coordinated and prepared improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also facilitated the distribution of weapons, IEDs and suicide vests to insurgents throughout the district.

Afghan and coalition forces killed several armed insurgents during a security operation in Ghaziabad district, Kunar province, ISAF said adding that during the operation, the security force observed the armed individuals engaged in hostile activity and engaged them.

ISAF added during a security operation in search of a Taliban leader in Andar district, Ghazni province, today, two insurgents were arrested by an Afghan and coalition security force. The leader commands a large number of insurgents and manages improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the reports.