Former ANA Soldier, Insurgent Leaders Captured
A former Afghan National Army soldier who left the army to join the Taliban was captured on Friday in eastern Nangarhar
| We would call him a deserter, because it sure looks like he planned to return in blazing glory. |
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province, according to an Isaf statement Saturday.
A joint force of Afghan and Isaf troops found the "deserter" in Nangarhar's Khugyani district and placed in durance vile
You have the right to remain silent...
him, Isaf said. He had stolen equipment belonging to Afghan cops "and was planning to attend Taliban bomb-making training in Pakistain".
The forces locked away
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
one other suspected thug during the operation, it said.
The news comes in the same week that saw two Afghan troops open fire on their foreign soldier partners, cementing concerns about an increase in armed Afghan forces switching sides.
An Afghan policeman killed three British troops in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
on Sunday while an Afghan soldier maimed five US soldiers on Tuesday.
Security forces also captured a leader of thug group Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, two other bully boyz leaders, and "several suspected thugs" in the Kunduz district of eastern Kunduz province, Isaf said in the same statement.
The IMU leader is an explosives expert who specialises in making suicide and improvised bombs for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Kunduz, it said.
...back at the hoedown, Bob finally got to dance with Sally...
another explosives specialist was captured in a joint Afghan and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
troops operation in Zharay district of southern Kandahar province on Saturday.
Isaf said in the statement that the Taliban explosives specialist was responsible for coordinating and executing improvised bomb attacks against the Afghan and NATO forces throughout the region.
In a separate statement released Friday night, Isaf said a foreign soldier died in southern Afghanistan as a result of a non-battle related injury.
It provided no further details, referring identification to the soldier's national authorities.
The soldier's death brings the number of coalition troops killed this year to 245.
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