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Afghan-led Security Force Arrests Taliban Leader

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 17, 2012 – An Afghan-led security force, supported by coalition troops, arrested a Taliban senior leader in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province today, military officials reported.

The Taliban leader controlled Taliban assassination attempts, improvised explosive device operations, and suicide-bomb attacks in the province’s Kandahar district, officials said.

The security force also detained several suspected insurgents and seized IED-making materials.

In Afghanistan operations yesterday:

-- Afghan special police, enabled by coalition forces, recovered 15 rocket-propelled grenade warheads and 660 pounds of hashish in Uruzgan province.

-- Afghan and coalition forces saw two insurgents burying an IED in Logar province and killed them with a precision airstrike.

-- In Nangarhar province, Afghan and coalition forces killed five people seen engaging in insurgent activity.

 

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