Afghan and coalition security force arrested one of the Taliban leaders behind Friday's Camp Bastion attack that killed two NATO soldiers.
The militant leader along with two suspected insurgents was nabbed in Nad'Ali district, Helmand province, on Tuesday, in a joint operation to track down the Taliban insurgents responsible for the Camp Bastion attack, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a press release.
Also on Tuesday, Afghan-coalition security forces arrested the leader of a Taliban attack cell in Nahr-e Shahi district, Balkh province. The arrested leader was known as an IED (improvised explosive device) expert and is believed to use IEDs in frequent attacks, in addition to providing them to other insurgents operating in the region. Security forces also seized dozens of IED components in the operation.
In another breakthrough on Tuesday, the Afghan Special Operations Unit, supported by coalition troops, arrested a Haqqani leader in Nadir Shah Kot district, Khost province. He is suspected of planning and directing multiple attacks throughout the region, often collaborating with Haqqani senior leaders in Pakistan. Prior to his arrest, the Haqqani leader is believed to have orchestrated an IED attack that injured two Afghan soldiers.
by RTT Staff Writer
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