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n Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban senior leader in Baghlan-e Jadid district, Baghlan province, today.

The senior leader commanded insurgents operating in Jowzjan and Sar-e Pul provinces. He was responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces as well as Afghan civilians in both provinces.

During the operation, the security force detained an additional insurgent.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

During a security operation in search of a Taliban leader, an Afghan and coalition security force detained three insurgents in Daman district, Kandahar province, today. The leader oversees the acquisition and transfer of weapons and ammunition to insurgents throughout the province. The security force also seized a large cache of ammunition as a result of the operation.

East

An Afghan and coalition security force killed Taliban leader, Haqiq, during a security operation in Sherzad district, Nangarhar province, today. After positively identifying the threat, the security force engaged the armed insurgents, killing Haqiq and two additional insurgents. No civilians were harmed during the operation. Haqiq, also known as Sur Gul Lala, conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He controlled a money extortion campaign against the villagers within the district to fund Taliban activities. The security force also detained three suspected insurgents and seized a cache of weapons, gear and ammunition.

Article by ISAF Joint Command