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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

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An Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader during an operation in Wali Muhammad Shahid Khugyani district, Ghazni province, today.

The leader coordinated improvised explosive device operations and conducted multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the province.

During the operation the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

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An Afghan and coalition security force discovered several caches containing narcotics and explosives during an operation in Baghran district, Helmand province, Monday. The security force seized 48 kilograms (106 pounds) of wet opium, 980 kilograms (2,156 pounds) of poppy seed and several improvised explosive device components. During the operation, insurgents attacked the security force. The force identified the insurgents and returned fire killing several insurgents. The narcotics and IED materials were destroyed in place.

In Musa Qal’ah district, Helmand province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a senior Taliban leader today. The leader coordinates the placement of improvised explosive devices and directs attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the province. During the operation the security force detained several suspected insurgents.

Article by ISAF Joint Command