An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a district-level Taliban leader in Kandahar province, today. The leader was in charge of coordinating the storage and transfer of Taliban weapons and ammunition. He also oversaw the construction of improvised explosive devices.
Afghan and coalition officials confirmed today that a Taliban facilitator was arrested during a security operation in Kandahar province, Monday. The facilitator they arrested oversaw the construction and emplacement of improvised explosive devices.
Coalition forces discovered a drug cache yesterday in Helmand province. The cache contained 244 kilograms (538 pounds) of heroin. The heroin was destroyed on site.
On Tuesday an Afghan security force, supported by coalition troops, conducted an operation in Laghman province that resulted in the death of numerous insurgents and the detention of two others.