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Combined Force Arrests Haqqani Facilitator

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 9, 2012 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani facilitator in Afghanistan’s Khost province today, military officials reported.

The facilitator is suspected of coordinating the delivery of weapons, improvised explosive device materials and fighters to insurgent leadership operating throughout western Khost province.

As a result of the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized homemade explosives, IED-making materials, several grenades, a large quantity of firearms with associated gear and ammunition and numerous bayonets.

In other Afghanistan operations today:

-- A combined force arrested a Haqqani senior leader in Logar province. The arrested leader is believed to have planned and conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in southern Logar province. During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.

-- An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Helmand province. The arrested leader is suspected of directing the purchase of IED components and overseeing IED emplacements. The security force also detained two suspected insurgents.

In operations yesterday:

-- Afghan Special Police members of Provincial Response Company Bhaglan, enabled by coalition forces, seized 36 rocket-propelled grenade warheads and 15,000 rounds of 12.7 mm ammunition from a weapons cache uncovered in northern Bhaglan province. All materials were destroyed on location.

-- Afghan Special Police members of Provincial Response Company Uruzgan, enabled by coalition forces, killed a number of insurgents and seized anti-tank weapons, more than 100,000 rounds of ammunition and several hand grenades in central Uruzgan province. All seized materials were destroyed.

-- An Afghan and coalition security force killed Taliban leader Qari Munib in Kunar province. Qari Munib was responsible for directing attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and coordinating the movement of weapons and ammunition for the attacks.

 

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