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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

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A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained a Haqqani Network leader and two of his associates in Musa Khel District, Khost province, yesterday.

The leader was involved with other Haqqani insurgents in coordinating an upcoming attack in Kabul city. Recent reporting indicates he was facilitating a potential car bomb for the pending attack.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

In Qalat District, Zabul province, an Afghan and coalition combined security force detained numerous suspected insurgents during a security operation targeting a Taliban facilitator, yesterday. The facilitator assists with roadside bomb attacks against Afghan National Security Forces operating in the area.

An Afghan and coalition combined security force detained several suspected insurgents during a security operation targeting a Taliban leader in Sangin District, Helmand province, yesterday. The leader coordinates roadside bomb attacks with subordinate Taliban chiefs, and provides weapons and military guidance for attack planning in the region.

Also in Sangin, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained two suspected insurgents yesterday during a security operation. The leader operates in Kotozay village, and provides support and guidance for Taliban members in Sangin District.

East

In Sayyidabad District, Wardak province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained several Haqqani insurgents during a security operation. The security force detained the men while conducting a series of operations aimed at disrupting a local attack cell, whose members have been planning an upcoming attack in Kabul city. According to reports from citizens, the cell was planning to use a car bomb for an attack at the end of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Article by ISAF Joint Command