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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

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A combined Afghan and coalition force killed one armed individual and detained numerous suspected insurgents while searching for a Haqqani facilitator in Jani Khel District, Paktika province, April 13.

The facilitator provides support for logistics and operations targeting coalition forces in the district.

The security force searched a compound in the district based on multiple reports of insurgent activity. During the search, an armed individual aimed his weapon towards the security force. The security force engaged the individual, killing him. The security force later determined the individual was an Afghan National Police officer.

After securing and clearing the compound, the security force detained numerous suspected insurgents for further questioning.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

ISAF today confirmed the capture of a Taliban leader during a security operation in Maiwand District, Kandahar province, April 13. The leader commanded and facilitated multiple insurgents who conduct attacks against coalition forces in central Maiwand and the Garmabak region.

East

Afghan and coalition forces captured a Taliban leader during a security operation in Pul-e ‘Alam District, Logar province, yesterday. The leader was a facilitator responsible for planning attacks throughout Pul-e ‘Alam and Kabul City. He also facilitated weapons and IEDs to both Taliban and Haqqani fighters in Logar and Kabul province.

The combined security force targeted the leader’s suspected compound in the district based on intelligence sources. After isolating the targeted area, Afghan forces called all occupants to exit peacefully. After ensuring the safety of the women and children, the security force searched the area and interviewed residents. After initial questioning, the force identified and detained the targeted leader.

An Afghan civilian turned in a weapons cache to coalition forces in Kahmard District, Bamyan province, yesterday. The cache consisted of 36 rocket-propelled grenades, 74 hand-grenades, 20 rifles, 45 fuses, one 107 mm high-explosive rocket, two anti-personnel mines and nine RPG boosters.

ISAF today confirmed the capture of a Taliban leader during a security operation in Sayyidabad District, Wardak province, April 12. The leader was associated with the Kabul Attack Network operating between Kabul City and Sayyidabad.

Today ISAF also confirmed the capture of a Haqqani Network leader during a security operation in Orgun District, Paktika province, April 12. The leader operated for both the Haqqani Network and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan as a facilitator. He assisted both networks with the acquisition, movement and employment of foreign fighters and supplies to support Haqqani operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Article by ISAF Joint Command