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An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani facilitator in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, today.

The facilitator acquired and delivered weapons to Haqqani fighters in the province and was directly involved in attacks against members of the Afghan Local Police and Afghan government officials.

During the operation, the security force seized weapons, ammunition and 300,000 Afghani ($5,800).

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Lashkar Gah district, Helmand province, today. The leader controlled improvised explosive device operations. Insurgents under his control constructed and emplaced IEDs and had recently begun using magnetic IEDs to target Afghan National Army vehicles. He also was responsible for directing insurgent attacks against coalition forces.

During an operation in Spin Boldak district, Kandahar province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a local Taliban leader who was directly responsible for improvised explosive device attacks in the district. He oversaw IED construction, distribution and emplacement and planned high-profile attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent.

Today, Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed a Taliban leader was arrested during a security operation in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Sunday. The leader planned and conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and facilitated the movement of improvised explosive devices, rockets, mortars, and other weapons for use in attacks in the province. During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.

East

An Afghan and coalition security force detained one suspected insurgent during a security operation in search of a Haqqani facilitator in Dzadran district, Paktiya province, yesterday. The facilitator provides weapons and improvised explosive devices to insurgents operating in the province.

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