Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, today.
The leader plans, directs and executes attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He is also instrumental in producing and emplacing improvised explosive devices in Nahr-e Saraj, in addition to engaging in reconnaissance and intelligence gathering operations for local insurgents.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force killed four insurgents during an operation in search of a senior Haqqani leader in Zurmat district, Paktiya province, yesterday. The leader serves as an intelligence operative responsible for providing information to senior Haqqani leadership about attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He is also involved in coordinating mine and improvised explosive device emplacement in the local area, providing military equipment to insurgents and organizing kidnappings in order to extort money.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested two insurgents during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Sayyidabad district, Wardak province, today. The senior leader has operational control of a group of approximately 70 insurgent fighters responsible for numerous attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Sayyidabad district involving rocket-propelled grenades, improvised explosive devices and small arms. He also oversees weapons trafficking in the local area and reports on insurgent operations to ranking Taliban officials in Wardak province. The security force also seized one AK-47 and ammunition as a result of the operation.
Afghan Local Police and coalition forces found and destroyed a large explosives manufacturing laboratory during a joint patrol near Kashmiri Bala village, Baraki Barak district, Logar province, yesterday. The lab contained 36 kilograms (80 pounds) of potassium chloride, 34 kilograms (75 pounds) of ammonium nitrate, several hand grenades and two rocket-propelled grenade warheads. The joint force destroyed the structure and explosives after ensuring the safety of all civilians nearby.