Combined Forces Detain Insurgents, Seize Weapons
KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents and seized multiple weapons and ammunition today during an operation to arrest an al-Qaeda associated Taliban leader in the Andar district of Afganistan’s Ghazni province, military officials reported.
The Taliban leader acquires weapons and directs attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the region, officials said.
Two armed insurgents attacked the security force during the operation. The security force engaged and killed both attackers. No civilians were injured in the exchange.
In other news today:
-- A combined force detained several suspected insurgents today during an operation in Logar province’s Baraki Barak district to arrest a Haqqani leader who directs attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Baraki Barak and Pul-e ‘Alam districts.
-- A combined force in Logar province’s Muhammad Aghah district detained several suspected insurgents today in an operation to find a Taliban leader who, officials said, plans and directs attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.