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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

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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 kg) of hash and approximately 880 pounds (400 kg) of marijuana seeds.

Security forces destroyed all drugs and seeds on-site without incident.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

In Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, a coalition security force discovered a cache of improvised explosive device materials during a routine patrol yesterday. The security force confiscated 50 various IED components from the scene to be destroyed at a later date.

An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, today. The leader constructed roadside bombs and trained insurgent fighters for attacks against coalition forces. Two additional suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

East

In Sabari district, Khost province, an Afghan and coalition security force captured a Haqqani leader during an operation today. The leader procured weapons for insurgent fighters and conducted roadside bomb attacks. The security force seized weapons, bomb-making materials and detained multiple insurgents during the operation.

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