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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 04 October 2012

South

An Afghan and coalition security force detained two suspected insurgents during a security operation in search of a Taliban senior leader in Washer district, Helmand province, today. The Taliban leader is suspected of coordinating the movement of Taliban fighters and weapons within northern Helmand province. The security force also seized two pounds of illegal narcotics and one assault-style weapon as a result of the operation.

An Afghan and coalition security force detained one suspected insurgent during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, today. The Taliban leader is believed to report directly to senior Taliban leaders within Helmand province and aids in the coordination of Taliban efforts against Afghan and coalition forces.

East

An Afghan-led security force, supported by coalition troops, arrested a Haqqani facilitator in Tsamkani, Paktiya province, today. The Haqqani facilitator was arrested for allegedly financing and procuring weapons to support the Haqqani insurgent network, for managing and recruiting suicide attackers, and for participating in attack planning against Afghan and coalition forces. The facilitator was also believed to have coordinated shipments of heavy machine-guns, anti-aircraft ammunition and explosives to support the insurgency. The security force apprehended one additional suspected insurgent and seized multiple firearms along with remote-controlled improvised explosive device materials as a result of the operation.

An Afghan and coalition security force detained one suspected insurgent during an operation in search of a Haqqani leader in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, today. The Haqqani leader is suspected of facilitating the purchase and movement of weapons and supplies for Haqqani insurgents to use against Afghan and coalition forces.

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator and improvised explosive device manufacturer in Gelan district, Ghazni province, today. The facilitator is suspected of procuring and distributing explosives, mortars, and IED-building materials throughout the region. He is also believed to have conducted IED attacks against Afghan and coalition assets.  During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.

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