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An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, Jan. 2.

The leader provided weapons and ammunition to insurgent fighters in central Arghandab and southwest Shah Wali Kot districts, and planned and coordinated improvised explosive device attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces.

During the operation, the security force also seized IED-making materials.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, Jan. 1. The leader directed improvised explosive device operations in Zharay and Panjwa’i districts. He also provided supplies, weapons and ammunition to insurgents for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout Kandahar province.

East

In Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, Jan. 2, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a member of the Haqqani network who planned and executed attacks against Afghan government officials as well as Afghan and coalition forces. He was also responsible for the movement of weapons and provided funds to Haqqani fighters operating in Pul-e ‘Alam district.

Article by ISAF HQ