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An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Kandahar province today.

The arrested leader is suspected of being responsible for organizing improvised explosive device operations, kidnappings and attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

An Afghan and coalition force detained two suspected insurgents during a security operation in search of a Taliban leader in Helmand province today. The Taliban leader is believed to be responsible for the distribution of munitions to Taliban insurgents and serves as the functional head of a Taliban direct action cell.

East

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator in Nangarhar province today. The detained facilitator is believed to have organized attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and enabled the movement of extremists in central Kunar province. During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.

Afghan and coalition forces today confirmed the arrest of a Haqqani leader in Logar province Tuesday. The arrested leader is alleged to have organized and executed IED attacks.

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader in Paktiya province today. The arrested leader is suspected of being responsible for directing attacks against government officials in Paktiya province and also working directly with Taliban leaders to carry out kidnappings and executions of several Afghans. The security force also detained a suspected insurgent as a result of the operation.

Article by ISAF Joint Command