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A Haqqani and Taliban leaders were captured in joint Afghan and Nato troops operations in on Wednesday, Isaf said.
“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,” Isaf said in a statement.
The arrested leader coordinated and executed multiple direct fires and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the province, it said.
Isaf also said that a local Haqqani leader was captured in a joint operation in Dzadran district of Paktia province Wednesday.
The leader 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, according to Isaf.
One suspected insurgents was also captured during the operation.
Isaf said that an Afghan-led security force of more than 1,000 soldiers and policemen concluded a five-day coalition-supported operation in Baraki Barak district of 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.
Several insurgents were killed or captured during the operation.
The forces also seized improvised explosive device materials, suicide vests, weapons, ammunition, and a quantity of illicit drugs.