03 Jan '13, 3pm

Security Force Arrests Taliban Leader in Kandahar Province: An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Ta...

Security Force Arrests Taliban Leader in Kandahar Province From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 3, 2013 – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader during an operation in the Shah Wali Kot district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province today, military officials reported. The arrested Taliban leader was responsible for the planning and execution of vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, officials said. He also oversaw the transfer and delivery of IEDs to insurgents operating throughout the district. Also today, a combined force arrested three insurgents during a search for a Haqqani facilitator in the Khost district of Khost province. The sought-after Haqqani facilitator coordinates the movement and transfer of weapons, explosives and IED compon...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=118909

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