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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 17 December 2012

UNCLASSIFIED

2012-12-S-017
For Immediate Release

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

KABUL, Afghanistan (Dec. 17) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, today.

The leader emplaced improvised explosive devices and coordinated attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout Nad ‘Ali district.

During the operation the security force also detained one suspected insurgent.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

East

Two insurgents were arrested by an Afghan and coalition security force during an operation in search of a Haqqani leader in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, today. The leader coordinates and plans attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

In Jaghatu district, Wardak province, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested two insurgents during a security search operation for Taliban suicide attack planners today. The planners are believed to have been preparing for an attack against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also seized several weapons as a result of the operation.

Capital

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader in Sabari district, Khost province, today. The leader conducted rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attacks against Afghan and coalition troops. He acquired and transferred grenade launchers, rockets and other weapons for Haqqani insurgents operating in the district. During the operation, the security force detained four suspected insurgents and seized several weapons and ammunition.

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