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A joint Afghan and coalition force captured a Taliban improvised explosive device facilitator and detained several suspected Taliban insurgents in Pul-e Alam district, Logar province, yesterday.

The Taliban facilitator was responsible for the acquisition, construction and dissemination of IEDs and has been involved in numerous attacks against Afghan civilians and Afghan and coalition security forces.

The security force targeted a compound in Pul-E Alam district based on multiple intelligence tips. After questioning residents, the security force identified and detained the IED facilitator. They also detained several suspected Taliban insurgents for further questioning. An AK-47, chest rack and IED ignition device were also found on the premises and later destroyed by the security force.

The security force ensured the safety of ten women and twenty-four children throughout the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban cell leader operating in Kandahar City, Kandahar province, yesterday. The cell leader was involved in the coordination and execution of attacks against Afghan civilians and Afghan and coalition forces.

The security force was led to a compound in the district based on multiple sources and tips from local citizens. The force isolated the compound before calling for all occupants to exit peacefully. After questioning the residents of the compound, the security force identified and detained the cell leader. Another Taliban insurgent was also identified and detained. There were no shots fired and no civilians were harmed during the operation.

East

Afghan and coalition forces detained two suspected insurgents while searching for a Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan facilitator in Jalalabad district, Nangarhar province, yesterday. The insurgent, linked to Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan leaders in Pakistan, enables militants and suicide bombers from Pakistan to conduct operations targeting innocent Afghan civilians and Afghan and coalition security forces in the Kunar and Nangarhar provinces.

Security forces followed leads to a targeted compound in Jalalabad City, where they called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully. After ensuring the safety of two children, the security force detained two suspected insurgents for further questioning. No damage was caused to the compound and no civilians were harmed during the operation.

In Sarubi district, Kabul province, coalition forces discovered a weapons cache consisting of 20 82 mm rounds and four rocket-propelled grenades, yesterday.

During a security operation, coalition security forces discovered a weapons cache in Mehtar Lam district, Laghman province, today. The cache consisted of 15 75 mm recoilless rifle rounds, two RPGs, one 82 mm mortar round, two fuses and one 100 mm rocket.

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