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An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, during an operation today.

The facilitator enabled the distribution of weapons, ammunition, improvised explosive devices and suicide vests for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also acquired suicide vehicle improvised explosive device materials for insurgents operating in the province, and organized and planned attacks using SVIEDs.

The security force also detained four suspected insurgents and seized IED-making materials, weapons and ammunition as a result of the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

An Afghan and coalition security force detained three suspected insurgents, during a security operation in search of a Taliban leader, in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, yesterday. The leader facilitates the movement of heavy weapons and improvised explosive devices for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the province.

During a security operation in Nahr- Saraj district, Helmand province, yesterday, coalition force discovered a drug cache. The cache contained 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) of hashish. The coalition troops destroyed the drugs on site.

East

During an operation in Baraki Barak district, Logar province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force killed three insurgents and arrested a Taliban leader. The leader was an improvised explosive device expert who oversaw a group of insurgents operating in the province. At the time of his arrest, the leader was planning an IED attack against Afghan Local Police. The security force also detained four suspected insurgents, destroyed an explosives cache and seized multiple weapons, IED components and ammunition.

An Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Nerkh district, Wardak province, today. The leader facilitates the movement of weapons and improvised explosive device materials to insurgents in the province.

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