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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

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A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered an improvised explosive device making facility while conducting a routine patrol in Musa Qal’ ah district, Helmand province, yesterday.

The facility housed approximately 250 pounds (115 kilograms) of ammonium nitrate, 220 feet (70 meters) of detonation cord, 36 main charges, 21 pressure plates, and 45 power sources.

Security forces destroyed all munitions and the facility without incident.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

North

In Baghlan-e Jadid district, Baghlan province, an Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation today. The leader directed a group of insurgent fighters to construct and place roadside bombs throughout Baghlan-e Jadid district. The security force confiscated numerous weapons and bomb making material and detained multiple suspected insurgents during the operation.

South

A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache while conducting a routine patrol in Panjwa ‘i district, Kandahar province, yesterday. The cache consisted of approximately 2,420 pounds (1,100 kilograms) of marijuana. Security forces destroyed all drugs on site without incident.

In Maiwand district, Kandahar province, an Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation today. The leader coordinated attacks against coalition forces, moved explosives, heavy weaponry and rockets throughout Maiwand district. Two additional suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

East

An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Haqqani leader in Sabari district, Khost province, today. The leader procures weapons and coordinates attacks throughout the region. Two suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

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