Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mar. 12., 2013. - ISAF Joint Command Operational Update

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force killed Taliban leader, Hamza, during an operation in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, yesterday.

Hamza was responsible for coordinating and conducting attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Khugyani district. He specialized in improvised explosive device attacks, and also had a history of involvement in small arms and suicide attacks.

The security force positively identified Hamza engaging in insurgent activity and engaged the armed insurgent, killing him.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


Afghan and coalition forces confirmed today the death of a Taliban leader, Idris Kaka, during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, Saturday. Idris Kaka was responsible for directing improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also had a history of kidnappings against the Afghan population. During the operation, the security force positively identified Idris Kaka and his associates conducting insurgent activity. The force engaged the insurgents, killing three.


Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the arrest of a Taliban leader during an operation in Baraki Barak district, Logar province, yesterday. The insurgent is accused of directing insurgent activity in Baraki Barak district. He is also an influential figure in the Taliban network there, ordering improvised explosive device operations in addition to direct and indirect fire attacks.

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