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A Haqqani network leader was captured by a combined Afghan and coalition security force during an operation in Sabari district, Khost province, today.

The facilitator distributed roadside bombs and planned attacks against Afghan forces.

One additional suspected insurgent was detained during the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

East

A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator during an operation in Ghazni district, Ghazni province, today. The facilitator directed attacks against Afghan forces. The security force detained one additional suspected insurgent during the operation.

Today, in Yahya Khel district, Paktika province, a combined Afghan and coalition task force conducted an operation in search of a Haqqani network leader. The leader is responsible for numerous attacks against Afghan forces. The security force confiscated bomb making material and detained two suspected insurgents during the operation.

A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured an al-Qaida facilitator and killed two insurgents during an operation in Surkh Rod district, Nangarhar province, today. The facilitator served as a courier between Afghanistan and Pakistan and delivered supplies to insurgents. During the operation, two individuals were observed displaying hostile intent toward the security force. Assessing an immediate threat, the security force engaged, killing both insurgents. One additional suspected insurgent was detained.

Today, in search of a Taliban leader, in Maidan Shahr district, Wardak province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force killed one insurgent during an operation. The leader plans attacks against Afghan forces in Maidan Shahr district. The security force observed an armed individual exit a building during the operation. The individual positioned himself in a tree line and was engaged by the security force. The insurgent was armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and wearing a chest rack with multiple magazines and a grenade. One additional suspected insurgent was detained during the operation.

A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator during an operation in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, today. The facilitator distributed roadside bombs, weapons, ammunition, and, provided financial support to insurgent fighters in Kandahar province. The security force detained two additional suspected insurgents during the operation

In Yahya Khel district, Paktika province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache, yesterday. Approximately 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of hashish and 60 pounds (27 kilograms) or poppy seeds were found at the scene. The remaining drugs were confiscated by the Afghan Security Forces to be used as evidence.

A weapons cache was handed over to Afghan and coalition forces by a local Afghan in Tanai district, Khost province, yesterday. The weapons cache consisted of nine grenades, six rocket-propelled grenades, 11 RPG motors, various amounts of small arms and machine gun ammunition, three containers of homemade explosives and more than 100 components used to construct improvised explosive devices. All of the seized weapons have been scheduled for destruction at a later date.

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