[As released by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force]
ISAF Joint Command operational update
KABUL, Afghanistan (May 25) – An Afghan and coalition security force killed eight insurgents during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Achin district, Nangarhar province, today.
The leader has planned, coordinated and executed multiple attacks against Afghan government facilities, in addition to Afghan and coalition forces. He maintains operational control over numerous insurgent groups in the local area, and relays operational guidance from senior Taliban leadership to his fighters.