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An Afghan-led security force detained a Taliban leader and one of his associates during a security operation in Nahr-e Saraj District, Helmand province, yesterday.

The leader was the Taliban military commander for the district and was responsible for coordinating shipments of bomb materials for insurgents.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

In Maiwand District, Kandahar province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache, yesterday, in a compound off Highway 1. The cache consisted of 396 pounds (180 kgs) of hashish and 132 pounds (60 kgs) of opium. The drugs were seized and safely destroyed. The patrol also confiscated one AK-47.

An Afghan-led security force detained several suspected insurgents during a security operation in Panjwa’i District, Kandahar province, yesterday. The force was in the area conducting a security search for a Taliban leader who is responsible for coordinating roadside bomb attacks against Afghan National Security Forces.

East

An ISAF patrol discovered a weapons cache in Pul-e Alam District, Logar province, yesterday. The cache consisted of nine RPG rounds, four RPG boosters and one mortar tail fin. The patrol seized the munitions and will destroy them at a later date.

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