Combined Afghan, Coalition Force Arrests Facilitator

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 8, 2013 - A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan facilitator Juma Khan in the Ishkamish district of Afghanistan's Takhar province today, military officials reported.

Khan used his home as a staging point for terrorists, offering a safe haven and weapons storage for fighters as they prepared for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, officials said. He also had a history of procuring and distributing weapons and ammunition to insurgents.

The security force also seized several grenades, an assault rifle with magazines, a pistol belt with magazines and ammunition, officials said.

During another operation today in the Ishkamish district, a combined force arrested a facilitator with ties to the Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

The facilitator owns a home suspected of being used exclusively for building and distributing IEDs. He also is believed to be heavily involved in generating funding for the insurgency.

In other news, the provincial response company in Wardak province, aided by coalition forces, detained known insurgent Juma Gul in the province's Jalrez district April 6.

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