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Combined Force Arrests Taliban Facilitator

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 7, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban attack facilitator during a security operation in Afghanistan’s Logar province today, military officials reported.

The detained facilitator is linked to mortar, indirect-fire and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

The security force also detained six suspects and seized a rocket-propelled grenade and associated equipment, RPG munitions, numerous rockets, IED-making materials and an assault rifle.

In other Afghanistan operations today:

-- A combined force arrested a Taliban leader in Kandahar province. The detained insurgent leader is believed to have planned and executed ambush-style attacks on Afghan and coalition forces.

-- In Helmand province, a combined force arrested a senior Taliban leader and seized multiple firearms. The detained insurgent leader is suspected of having served as the head of a Taliban direct-action cell and directing the movement of lethal aid to support the insurgency.

In operations yesterday:

-- A combined force killed three insurgents and seized 1,430 pounds of dry opium during an operation in Helmand province. The security force destroyed the insurgent vehicle and recovered a machine gun, ammunition and other military items.

-- In Helmand province, Afghan Provincial Response Company Uruzgan, enabled by coalition forces, detained one insurgent, killed about 12 fighters and seized some wet opium.

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