A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Haqqani leader during an operation in Nadir Shah Kot district, Khost province, Friday. The leader planned and directed roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition troops throughout the district. He also coordinated with Haqqani leaders in Pakistan for weapons, ammunition and newly-trained insurgents. The security force detained several additional suspected Haqqani members and multiple AK-47s as a result of the operation.
In other ISAF news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation in Washer district, Helmand province, Friday. The leader directed roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces. He is also suspected in the attempted assassination of multiple Afghan government officials participating in a shura last month. The security force detained several additional insurgents as a result of this operation.
In Panjwa‘i district, Kandahar province, an Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache during a routine patrol Thursday. The cache consisted of approximately 15,400 pounds (7,000 kilograms) of hashish. The security force destroyed the drugs on site without incident.
Finally, in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, Afghan forces planned and led a counter-narcotics operation supported by coalition forces, Wednesday. During the operation, the force discovered a vehicle carrying approximately 2,288 pounds of opium. The opium was destroyed and several suspects were detained.
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