Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June 11., 2013. - ISAF Joint Command Operational Update

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a senior Taliban leader and three other extremists during an operation in Kandahar City, Kandahar province, today.

The leader is the ranking Taliban official for Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province. He oversees assassination and improvised explosive device attacks in the local area targeting Afghan and coalition forces. He also collects illegal taxes in order to finance extremist activities and facilitates the movement of weapons in Panjwa’i district and Kandahar City.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

East

An Afghan and coalition security force killed five extremists during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, today. The leader is instrumental in facilitating the movement of a large number of fighters through Khugyani district. He also oversees a group of extremists responsible for multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, in addition to directing weapons facilitation in the area. The security force also destroyed one machine gun and multiple rocket-propelled grenades as a result of the operation.

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