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Combined Force Kills Haqqani Commander

Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force killed Haqqani commander Eid Mohammad and multiple insurgents during an operation in the Sharan district of Afghanistan’s Paktika province today, military officials reported.

Eid Mohammed coordinated and personally conducted attacks against coalition and Afghan forces, officials said. He also provided weapons to Haqqani fighters throughout the region.

As Afghan and coalition troops approached Eid Mohammed’s location, officials said, the Haqqani commander and armed insurgents maneuvered to attack them. The security force engaged and killed Eid Mohammad and multiple insurgents. No civilians were hurt in the exchange.

In other operations today:

-- A combined force killed multiple insurgents and seized explosives during a search for a Taliban commander in the Warduj district of Badakhshan province. The commander serves directly under the Taliban shadow governor for Badakhshan and coordinates attacks throughout the province.

-- A combined force captured a Taliban commander, detained several suspects and seized one AK-47 rifle, a pistol and multiple AK-47 magazines in the Charkh district of Logar province. The commander was responsible for the purchase and distribution of weapons, explosives and ammunition to Taliban insurgents throughout the region. He also served as a Taliban information officer, responsible for acquiring reports on insurgent attacks and providing this information to senior Taliban leaders.

-- An Afghan-led, coalition-supported force detained two suspects and seized one rifle and some small-arms ammunition during a search for a Haqqani leader in the Sabari district of Khost province. The Haqqani leader commands an improvised explosive device cell which conducts attacks throughout the region.

In June 14 operations:

-- A combined force killed four insurgents during a firefight in the Darah Ye Pech district of Kunar province.

-- A combined force killed one insurgent in the Sayyidabad district of Wardak province.

 

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