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An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and detained several suspected insurgents in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, Jan. 17.

The leader oversaw insurgents conducting direct fire and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He facilitated the transfer and delivery of weapons and IEDs to insurgents operating within the province.

Prior to his detention, he was involved in the coordination of an assassination attempt.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

During an operation in Daman district, Kandahar province, Jan. 16, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader. The leader planned and conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and oversaw the acquisition of weapons and ammunition to insurgents in the province. At the time of his arrest, he was involved in the transfer of rockets from a weapons cache for use in an attack.

An Afghan and coalition security force detained three armed insurgents during an operation in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Jan. 15. After positively identifying the armed insurgents conduct an attack on Afghan civilians, the security force followed and detained the armed insurgents.

In Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Jan. 16, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader. The leader was responsible for coordinating improvised explosive device operations and complex attacks. He oversaw the acquisition of multiple types of IEDs and weapons for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the province.

Article by ISAF HQ