A Haqqani leader who was set to carry out a high-profile attack using
vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in eastern
Afghanistan was killed in an air strike.The NATO-led
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a press release
on Tuesday that Afghan and coalition forces confirmed the death of
Haqqani leader Shabeer in an operation in Pul-e 'Alam district, Logar
province, on Sunday. Shabeer had spent the days prior to his
death coordinating the planned attack by acquiring explosives, weapons
and insurgents. ISAF said no civilian property was damaged and no
civilians were harmed in the air strike.The Afghan Special
Operations Unit, supported by coalition troops, arrested a suspected
Taliban explosives dealer during an operation in Zharay district,
Kandahar province, on Tuesday.He is believed to be responsible
for coordinating the purchase and transfer of explosive materials and
bomb-making equipment for Taliban insurgents throughout the region.
Prior to his arrest, the dealer had acquired several components for
fabricating crude bombs.The Special Operations Unit also detained
three suspected insurgents and seized more than 18 kilograms of illegal
narcotics in the operation.
Afghan and coalition forces carried out a security operation resulting in the death of two armed insurgents.
two armed insurgents, engaged in transporting weapons including
rocket-propelled grenades to a populated area in Pul-e 'Alam district,
were killed in an air strike on Monday.A combined force arrested a
suspected Taliban IED expert during an operation in Khugyani district,
Nangarhar province, on Tuesday. He is believed to be a leading figure in
the movement and provision of explosives for attacks against coalition
and Afghan security forces throughout eastern Nangarhar, ISAF said.
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