Afghanistan: Taliban Leader Arrested In Kandahar Region


An Afghan and coalition security force arrested Saturday a Taliban leader in Kandahar province, ISAF officials said.

The arrested leader is believed to have coordinated the movement and storage of machine guns, weapons, and ammunition to support the Taliban insurgency.

During the operation, the security force also detained one other suspected insurgent.


In other International Security Assistance Force news, Afghan Provincial Response Company Ghazni, enabled by coalition forces, detained one suspected insurgent and seized a cache of weapons, homemade explosives and IED-making materials in Ghazni province yesterday.

All discovered items were destroyed on site.

Officials also said Saturday that Afghan and coalition forces discovered and disabled seven victim-operated IEDs during a combined dismounted patrol in Kandahar province Wednesday.

The combined force destroyed all found IEDs, each consisting of several kilograms of homemade explosives with pressure plates, at the location.

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