Taliban leader held in Afghanistan: ISAF

August 1st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) A senior Taliban leader has been captured in Afghanistan’s Zabul province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said Wednesday.

“An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a senior Taliban leader in Tarnak wa Jaldak district, Zabul province, during an operation yesterday (Tuesday),” Xinhua quoted the ISAF as saying in a press release.

The senior Taliban leader organised a complex Improvised Explosive Device (IED) network responsible for multiple IED attacks in the region, according to the release which did not disclose the leader’s name.

“He was also responsible for directing suicide bombings and for planning and executing multiple attacks against Afghan security forces and civilians throughout the district,” it said.

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