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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 08 November 2012

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UNCLASSIFIED

2012-11-S-010
For Immediate Release

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

KABUL, Afghanistan (Nov. 8) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Logar province today.

The arrested leader was believed to be behind planning for indirect fire attacks on Afghan and coalition forces and led several indirect fire attacks on Forward Operating Base Shank in the province.

The security force also detained two suspected insurgents.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

An Afghan and ISAF partnered force seized over three dozen one-liter bottles filled with homemade explosives primed with detonating cord and a number of pressure plates during a combined dismounted patrol in Helmand province Tuesday. All items were destroyed at the location.

East

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator in Nangarhar province today. As the security force approached the Taliban facilitator’s location, two armed insurgents attacked the combined force with small-arms fire. The security force returned fire, killing one armed insurgent and wounding the second. The arrested facilitator enabled the distribution of weapons, ammunition, improvised explosive devices and suicide vests for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also arrested two suspected insurgents and seized several grenades and an assault-style rifle with associated gear and ammunition.

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