KABUL, Afghanistan, July 13, 2011 – An Afghan-led combined security force detained a Haqqani network leader and one suspected insurgent in the Terayzai district of Afghanistan’s Khost province yesterday, military officials reported.
The leader was responsible for the distribution of weapons and supplies throughout the district, and also emplaced roadside bombs in the area.
In other Afghanistan news yesterday:
— An Afghan-led combined force detained multiple suspects during a security operation targeting an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader in the Burkah district of Baghlan province. The leader was recently appointed head governing official for insurgent operations in the district.
— A combined Afghan and coalition force detained one suspected insurgent while searching for a Taliban facilitator in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province. The facilitator is a smuggler, responsible for transporting weapons collected from Pakistan between Afghanistan’s Spin Boldak and Nahr-e Siraj districts. Additionally, he supports associates responsible for the movement of weapons from Kandahar City to Nahr-e Siraj.
— An Afghan-led security force detained two suspected insurgents during a clearance operation in the Zharay district, of Kandahar province.
— An Afghan-led force detained two suspects during a search for a Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin leader in the Alingar district of Laghman province. The security force was searching for the leader after receiving several reports he was planning an attack against Afghan and coalition forces. Additionally, the leader is responsible for previous attacks against the Afghan army.
From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release