Taliban Leader Captured in Helmand Operation

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A Taliban leader was captured in joint Afghan and Nato troops operations in southern Helmand province on Sunday, Isaf said.

"An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Nad 'Ali district, Helmand province, today," Isaf said in a statement.

The leader transported and placed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and armed insurgent fighters in the district, according to Isaf.

Two other suspected insurgents were also captured in the operation.

The statement also said an Afghan and coalition force detained two suspected insurgents during a security operation in search of a Taliban leader in Baghlan-e Jadid district of northern Baghlan province Sunday.

The leader controls a group of fighters responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, according to Isaf.

Meanwhile, two other suspected insurgents were captured in a joint operation in search of a Taliban leader in Khugyani district of eastern Nangarhar province. The leader provides weapons to Taliban fighters operating in Khugyani district.

The forces seized improvised explosive device-making materials and multiple weapons and ammunition in the operation.

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