ISAF captures suicide attack facilitator operating from Pakistan

As noted in yesterday’s post on Pakistan rejecting a US push to expand strikes into Baluchistan province, there is a good reason for the US wanting to do so. Pakistani border cities like Chaman remain command and control centers for al Qaeda and the Taliban. Just yesterday, ISAF captured a suicide attack facilitator in Spin Boldak in Kandahar who operates from Chaman. From the ISAF press release:

Afghan and coalition forces detained a key Taliban suicide-bomber facilitator during an operation in the Spin Boldak District of Kandahar province yesterday.

The targeted individual is responsible for transporting suicide bombers and materials from Chaman, Pakistan, into Kandahar City with the intent to facilitate suicide attacks in the surrounding area.

Last week, Pakistani security officials in Karachi captured two al Qaeda operatives who entered Pakistan via Chaman (more here). As noted in that post, Chaman serves as a command and control center for the Afghan Taliban. Senior Taliban leaders Mullah Rahmatullah, Abdul Qayoum Zakir, Mullah Naim Barich, and Akhtar Mohammed Mansour have been publicly named by the US military as directing Afghan operations from Pakistan. Zakir is close to al Qaeda, and directs operations from Chaman.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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  • Charu says:

    Excellent! A slow death is too good for this monster or for his Pakistani handlers.

  • Raj Thind says:

    When will our gov stop being buddy buddy with the pakistanis, and recognize them for the two faced islamic fundamentalists they are?( The ISI is directly responsible for more American deaths than the KGB in the Cold War) Until then, our soldiers and their families are making sacrifices for nothing.

  • Paul says:

    When are we going to declare to the world the true enemy in Afghanistan ie Pakistan Army?


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