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PublishDate: Monday, January 9, 2012 11:19

ISAF detain Taliban facilitators and leaders in Afghanistan

The security force confiscated multiple weapons during the operation.

ISAF following a press release on Monday morning said, Afghan and coalition security force captured two Taliban facilitators during an operation in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province AOP reported.  

The source further added, the facilitators distributed weapons and supplies to insurgent fighters and coordinated attacks throughout Khugyani district. The security force confiscated multiple weapons during the operation.

One additional suspected insurgent was detained.

Another Taliban leader was detained a combined Afghan and coalition security force operation at Nahr-e-Saraj district of southern Helmand province, ISAF said. The leader directed the placement of roadside bombs and coordinated direct attacks against coalition forces. The security force also seized approximately 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of hashish during the operation.

According to ISAF officials, a Haqqani Network leadere was captured following an operation by Afghan security forces in conjunction with the coalition forces at Bak district of eastern Khost province. he leader distributed bomb-making materials, planted roadside explosives and organized insurgent fighters for attacks against Afghan forces. The security force confiscated weapons and detained multiple suspected insurgents during the operation.

In the meantime, another Taliban facilitator was detained during an operation at Maidan Shahr district of Maidan Wardak province.

ISAF officials said, the facilitator planted roadside bombs and acquired ammunition and bomb-making materials for insurgent fighters.


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