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PublishDate: Thursday, January 19, 201213:33

Taliban leader detained in southern Helmand province

The security force confiscated approximately 15 pounds (7 kilograms) of opium and detained one additional suspected insurgent.

The source further added, the leader constructed explosives and directed insurgent fighters in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout Helmand province KHAAMA reported.

The security force confiscated approximately 15 pounds (7 kilograms) of opium and detained one additional suspected insurgent during the operation.

In the meantime, a Taliban leader during an operation following a combined Afghan and coalition security force in Baghlan-e-Jadid district of northern Baghlan province.

Accordingo ISAF officials, the leader operated a bomb-making cell and conducted bomb attacks against Afghan forces. The security force detained multiple suspected insurgents during the operation.

Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, IASF officials said. The leader operated a bomb-making cell and stored explosives for use in attacks throughout the region. Multiple suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

ISAF press release added, Afghan led and coalition supported security force captured a Taliban facilitator in Ghazni district, Ghazni province. The leader planned and facilitated improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the district. The security force detained one additional suspected insurgent during the operation.

Afghan and coalition security force also discovered two weapons caches during an operation in Kabul district, Kabul province on Wednesday, ISAF officials said.

The caches consisted of approximately 50 107-millimeter rockets, 50 rocket boosters, 25 rocket fuses and several anti-aircraft rounds. The weapons caches were destroyed on site without incident.

Another insurgent leader during an operation by Afghan and coalition security forces in Mehtar Lam district, Lagham province.

According to IASF officials, the leader supported Taliban fighters, emplaced roadside bombs and coordinated attacks against coalition forces.

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