Gardez district, Paktiya province, May 19.
The leader directs and executes attacks aimed at Afghan and coalition forces in Gardez district. He is also a known improvised explosive device expert, responsible for constructing and distributing IEDs to insurgent cells in his local area.
The security force also seized two bolt-action rifles and one AK-47 as a result of the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested five insurgents during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, May 19. The senior leader is responsible for a wide range of insurgent activity. He oversees a group of insurgent fighters involved in ambushes, IED operations and complex attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also facilitates the movement of weapons in various districts throughout Nangarhar province and serves as an intelligence operative for senior Taliban officials.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and one other insurgent during an operation in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, May 19. The leader maintains operational control over a group of insurgent fighters responsible for attacks on Afghan and coalition forces. He also facilitates the movement of weapons for use in insurgent activities and manages personnel decisions for the local Taliban network.
Afghan National Army Special Forces and coalition forces killed 12 insurgents while conducting a presence patrol in Qara Bagh district, Ghazni province, May 17. The joint patrol was near an ALP checkpoint in the vicinity of Qabargha village when insurgents engaged the force with small arms fire.
Afghan Local Police and Afghan Uniformed Police secured a weapons cache and coordinated for its controlled detonation in Deh Yak district, Ghazni province, May 17. Afghan Local Police, of the Laghawat checkpoint, received intelligence concerning the cache’s location and then called for an ANA Explosive Ordnance Disposal team to dispose of the cache. Fifty 107mm artillery shells and five rockets were among the items in the cache.