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An Afghan-led security force supported by coalition troops detained a Taliban leader during an operation in Dasht-e Qal’ah district, Takhar province today.

He was the senior insurgent leader in neighboring Darqad district, and was responsible for planning attacks against Afghan government officials, Afghan National Security Forces and coalition troops throughout Darqad.

He also provided weapons, ammunition and explosive devices to insurgents under his command.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

In Nawah-ye Barakzai district, Helmand province today, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain an insurgent leader. The leader is responsible for roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition troops in Marjeh and Nawa districts. He also supplies weapons and explosive devices to the insurgents under his command. During the operation, the security force also detained several suspected insurgents.

East

An Afghan-led security force supported by coalition forces detained a Haqqani leader during an operation in Khost district, Khost province today. The leader organized roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout the Nadir Shah Kot and Manduzai districts. During the operation, the security force also detained one other insurgent.

In Nadir Shah Kot district, Khost province, an Afghan and coalition security force detained a Haqqani leader and explosives expert today. The leader conducted roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout the district, and was responsible for the movement of explosive materials into Khost province. During the operation, the security force also detailed one other insurgent.

An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader in Khugyani district, Ghazni province today. The leader plans kidnappings and conducts attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout the district and supplies local insurgents with weapons and equipment. As the security force left the Taliban leader’s suspected location, multiple insurgents engaged the Afghan and coalition troops. The security force verified there were no civilians in the area and requested a precision airstrike. The airstrike killed two armed insurgents without injuring any civilians or causing damage to civilian property. During the operation the security force also detained three suspected insurgents.

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