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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 26 December 2012

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UNCLASSIFIED

2012-12-S-025
For Immediate Release

ISAF Joint Command operational update

KABUL, Afghanistan (Dec. 26) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and detained one suspected insurgent during an operation in Now Zad district, Helmand province, today.

The arrested leader coordinated and executed multiple direct fire and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the province.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

East

In Dzadran district, Paktiya province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a local Haqqani leader who was responsible for planning attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the district. He oversaw a number of insurgents who constructed, transported and emplaced improvised explosive devices. During the operation, the security force also detained one suspected insurgent.

An Afghan- led security force of more than 1,000 Afghan National Security Force soldiers and policemen, concluded a five day coalition-supported operation in Baraki Barak district, Logar province, yesterday. The operation was conducted by the Provincial Response Company Laghman, along with elements of the Afghan Local Police, the Afghan Uniformed Police, and the Afghan National Army. During the operation, the Afghan-led force killed multiple insurgents and detained dozens of suspected insurgents. The security force also seized improvised explosive device materials, suicide vests, weapons, ammunition, and a quantity of illicit drugs.

Capital

The Kabul Crisis Response Unit discovered a weapons and explosives cache during a coalition-supported operation in Surobi district, Kabul province, Saturday.  This was the first mission planned and led by the CRU. The cache included 350 kilograms (772 pounds) of homemade explosives, a number of weapons and ammunition.

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