ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a senior Taliban explosives expert in Pul-e Khurmi district, Baghlan province, yesterday.
The explosives expert constructed several improvised explosive devices used in attacks targeting Afghan officials and Afghan and coalition convoys. He also constructed multiple suicide vests he planned to use in attacks against Afghan forces in the region.
During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized multiple explosive devices.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan National Army patrol, supported by coalition troops, conducted a security operation in Belambai district, Kandahar province, July 29. During the operation, the ANA patrol seized and destroyed 11 IEDs and other bomb-making components.
In Andar district, Ghazni province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to arrest a Taliban leader, today. The Taliban leader controls several mid-level fighters and is directly involved in planning insurgent attacks. During the operation, the security force detained several suspected insurgents.
An Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader in Gelan district, Ghazni province, Saturday. The detained Taliban leader coordinated direct-fire, mortar and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout southern Ghazni.
Article by ISAF Joint Command