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Combined Force Arrests Haqqani Leader

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 12, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader in Paktiya province today, military officials reported.

The arrested insurgent leader is suspected of conducting improvised explosive device and indirect-fire attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, officials said.

The security force also detained a number of suspected insurgents and seized several assault weapons and a large quantity of explosive material as a result of the operation, officials said.

In other operations today:

-- A combined force killed a number of armed insurgents during a search for Taliban fighters in Sar-e Pul province. The security force seized several assault rifles, shotguns, and grenades during the operation.

-- A combined force arrested a number of suspected insurgents during a search for a Taliban leader in Helmand province. The sought-after Taliban leader is responsible for directing multiple attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces throughout Helmand province.


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