An Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents in an operation to arrest a senior Taliban leader in Chimtal district, Balkh province, yesterday. The Taliban leader is responsible for indirect fire and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
An Afghan and coalition security force discovered a narcotics cache during an operation in Panjwai district, Kandahar province, yesterday. The cache included 545 kilograms (1,201 pounds) of marijuana. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent. The drugs were destroyed by the security force on site.