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Two Taliban leaders were captured in separate Afghan-led operations in eastern and southern Afghanistan, Isaf said on Sunday.

"An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator during an operation in Jalalabad district, Nangarhar province today," said the Isaf a statement.

The facilitator provided direct support to the insurgents who conducted the Dec. 2 attack on Jalalabad Airfield, according to Isaf.

Another Afghan-led operation captured a Taliban leader and two other suspected insurgents in Kandahar yesterday.

The leader supplied insurgents with weapons and ammunition, coordinated attacks and oversaw the transfer of homemade explosives and improvised explosive device materials, the Isaf statement said.

An Afghan and coalition security force discovered an improvised explosive device cache Friday during a security operation in Washir district of southern Helmand province, it said.

The cache contained seven IEDs, weapons and IED-making materials. All the items found in the cache were destroyed by the combined security force, it added.

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