Senior Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan

War in Afghanistan News - 14 April 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 14, 2013) – An Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, yesterday.

The senior leader is alleged to be in charge of approximately 50 fighters and is believed responsible for directing all attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in western and central Panjwa’i district. He is also considered vital to improvised explosive device operations throughout the district.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

An Afghan and coalition security force killed one insurgent during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Washer district, Helmand province, yesterday. The insurgent leader is believed to head a cell of fighters responsible for IED attacks involving Afghan civilians in Kandahar district, Kandahar province. He is also linked to the facilitation of weapons and vehicles for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the area.

East

In Sabari district, Khost province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested one insurgent during an operation in search of a Haqqani leader. The insurgent leader is believed responsible for acquiring and distributing weapons to fellow insurgents. He is alleged to have operational control over a cell of fighters in the district and to have personally led his subordinates in rocket-propelled grenade attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (April 14, 2013) - Afghan National Security and Coalition Forces detained one suspected insurgent, discovered six weapons caches and found and safely cleared six improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, April 13.

Ghazni Province
Afghan National Security and Coalition Forces found and safely cleared one IED and discovered six weapons caches during operations in the Ghazni District. One cache contained nearly 90 pounds of explosive materiel. A second cache contained four mortar rounds. A third cache contained an additional four mortar rounds. A fourth cache contained machine gun ammunition. A fifth cache contained two IEDs, one made from a 107 mm rocket and one 66 pound jug IED, one artillery round, one landmine and two radios. A sixth cache contained 440 pounds of homemade explosives, two rockets and other IED making materiel.

Logar Province
Afghan National Security and Coalition Forces found and safely cleared one IED during operations in the Pul-E-Alam District.

Parwan Province
Afghan National Security and Coalition Forces detained one suspected insurgent during operations in the Bagram District. The detained suspect was transferred to a base for questioning.

Wardak Province
Afghan National Security and Coalition Forces found and safely cleared one IED during operations in the Jalrayz District.

Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared one IED during operations in the Sayyidabad District.

Coalition Forces found and safely cleared two IEDs during operations in the Chak-E-Wardak District.

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