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Combined Force Arrests Weapons Broker in Kandahar

From an International Security Assistance Force News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 21, 2013 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban weapons facilitator and detained another insurgent in the Arghandab district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province today, military officials reported.

The facilitator is accused of brokering deals for weapons and ammunition for insurgent fighters to use in attacks on Afghan and coalition forces.

In Helmand province’s Nawah-ye Barakzai district yesterday, a combined security force arrested a Taliban leader and detained two other insurgents believed to have carried out a significant number of improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

In other news, Afghan and coalition security forces today confirmed the death of Hazratullah, a Haqqani network leader, in Khost province’s Sabari district. He had a long history of procuring weapons, IED components, ammunition and other supplies for militants to use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

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