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An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban attack coordinator during an operation in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, Sunday.

The attack coordinator is suspected of planning and directing multiple attacks throughout central Kandahar and is believed to have also plotted several assassination attempts against Afghan officials. At the time of his arrest, the Taliban attack coordinator is believed to be planning an imminent suicide attack against Afghan security forces.

The security force also detained one other suspected insurgent as a result of this operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

An Afghan and coalition security force detained numerous suspected insurgents and more than a dozen kilograms of illegal narcotics during an operation to arrest a Taliban leader in Now Zad district, Helmand province, Sunday. The Taliban leader is believed to be responsible for equipping insurgents with mortars and heavy weapons for attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces.

East

Afghan and coalition forces killed numerous armed insurgents during a security operation to arrest a Taliban leader in Alisheng district, Laghman province, Sunday. During the operation, Afghan and coalition forces positively identified multiple insurgents armed with assault rifles and one heavy machine gun maneuvering near their position. After ensuring that no civilians were in the area, the security force engaged the armed insurgents with a precision airstrike. A post-strike assessment determined no civilian property was damaged and no civilians were harmed.

An Afghan and coalition security force killed several armed insurgents during an operation to arrest a Taliban attack commander in Alisheng district, Laghman province, today. As the security force cleared the Taliban commander’s suspected compound and secured the area, several armed insurgents fired upon the Afghan and coalition troops. The security force returned fire, killing the insurgents. No civilians were harmed during the exchange. The security force also detained multiple suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.

Afghan and coalition security forces detained a suspected suicide attack facilitator in Jalalabad district, Nangarhar province, Saturday. At the time of his arrest, the suspected facilitator was believed to be involved in planning an imminent attack in the region using suicide vests armed with improvised explosive devices.

An Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents during an operation to arrest a Taliban leader in Waghaz district, Ghazni province, today. The Taliban leader is believed to be responsible for transporting and equipping foreign insurgents for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the region.

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