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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 22 August 2012

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2012-08-S-042
For Immediate Release

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

KABUL, Afghanistan (August 22) – An Afghan security force, supported by coalition forces, arrested a Taliban leader in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, today.

The Taliban leader conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and moved weapons and explosives to other Taliban fighters in the area.

Prior to his arrest, the Taliban leader carried out an improvised explosive device attack against Afghan forces.

The security force also detained several suspected insurgents during the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

North

In Imam Sahib district, Kunduz province, an Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents and seized multiple weapons during an operation in search of an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) leader today. The IMU leader funds and directs attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Kunduz.

South

Afghan and coalition officials announced today that the insurgent leader Mullah Dost Mohammad was one of several insurgents arrested during an operation in Tarin Kot district, Uruzgan province, August 20.  Mohammad is a key member of an improvised explosive device supply and facilitation network in the Deh Rafshan area of Tarin Kot district.  He is also responsible for multiple IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

An Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a Taliban leader, in Now Zad district, Helmand province, today. The Taliban leader is in charge of acquiring weapons for Taliban fighters in Marjah and Washer districts.

East

In Pul-e Alam district, Logar province, an Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents during an operation to arrest a Haqqani leader today. The Haqqani leader facilitates the construction of improvised explosive devices and oversees IED attacks throughout the district.

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