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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

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Afghan and coalition forces confirmed today the death of Taliban leader Hafiz Sadar during a security operation in Ghazni province Thursday.

Hafiz Sadar, also known as Sherin Agha, was responsible for directing improvised explosive device and direct-fire attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He was also directly accountable for the kidnapping of Afghan officials.

During the operation, the security force positively identified Hafiz Sadar and another insurgent conducting threatening activity and engaged them, killing both.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

An Afghan and coalition force arrested a number of suspected insurgents during a security operation in search of a Taliban leader in Helmand province today. The leader facilitates the transfer of weapons into central Helmand province and is involved in ambush attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces throughout central Helmand province.

East

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban weapons facilitator in Nangarhar province today. The arrested leader is believed to have organized and executed the transfer of weapons and ammunition to Taliban fighters and conducted assassination planning. The security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized several assault-style rifles and ammunition as a result of the operation.

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader in Logar province today. The arrested leader is suspected of planning and launching rocket propelled grenades and 82 mm rocket attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in southern Logar province.

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