Forces Kill Insurgent Commander in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 — Coali­tion forces killed an insur­gent com­man­der in a pre­ci­sion airstrike yes­ter­day in the Burkah dis­trict of Afghanistan’s Bagh­lan province.
Mul­lah Abdul Fatah Haqqani com­mand­ed and trained for­eign fight­ers in sup­port of Tal­iban and Islam­ic Move­ment of Uzbek­istan ter­ror­ist oper­a­tions. He also pur­chased weapons and explo­sive devices for the ter­ror­ist groups, offi­cials said.

In oth­er oper­a­tions yes­ter­day through­out Afghanistan:

— Forces detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents while search­ing for a Tal­iban leader respon­si­ble for car­ry­ing out attacks and train­ing recruits in Log­ar province’s Charkh dis­trict.

— Afghan and coali­tion forces detained two Tal­iban lead­ers in Kan­da­har province’s Zharay dis­trict. One is respon­si­ble for traf­fick­ing home­made bombs for attacks on secu­ri­ty forces, and the oth­er is con­nect­ed to an insur­gent fight­ing cell in the province’s Mai­wand dis­trict.

— Secu­ri­ty forces cap­tured a Haqqani ter­ror­ist net­work weapons traf­fick­er and anoth­er sus­pect­ed insur­gent in Khost province’s Bak dis­trict.

Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releas­es

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