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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 09 November 2012

UNCLASSIFIED

2012-11-S-012
For Immediate Release

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

KABUL, Afghanistan (Nov. 9) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani facilitator in Khost province today.

The arrested facilitator is suspected of coordinating the delivery of weapons, improvised explosive device materials and fighters to leadership operating throughout western Khost province.

As a result of the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized homemade explosives, IED-making materials, several grenades, a large quantity of firearms with associated gear and ammunition, and numerous bayonets.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

North

Afghan Special Police members of Provincial Response Company Bhaglan, enabled by coalition forces, seized a large weapons cache of 36 RPG warheads and 15,000 rounds of 12.7 mm ammunition during a recovery operation in northern Bhaglan province yesterday. All materials were destroyed on location.

South

Afghan Special Police members of Provincial Response Company Uruzgan, enabled by coalition forces, killed a number of insurgents and seized anti-tank weapons, more than 100,000 rounds of ammunition and several hand grenades during an operation in central Uruzgan province yesterday. All seized materials were destroyed at the location.

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Helmand province today. The arrested leader is suspected of directing the purchase of IED components, and overseeing IED emplacements. The security force also detained two suspected insurgents.

East

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani senior leader in Logar province today. The arrested leader is believed to have planned and conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in southern Logar province. During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.

An Afghan and coalition security force killed Taliban leader Qari Munib during a security operation in Kunar province Thursday. Qari Munib was responsible for directing attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and coordinating the movement of weapons and ammunition for the attacks.

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