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A local Taliban leader, Qari Sayed Wali, was killed in a joint Afghan and Nato troop operation in Sherzad district in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, Isaf said.
"Qari Sayed Wali distributed and emplaced IEDs [improvised explosive devices] throughout Sherzad district and conducted the April 2012 attack on the Sherzad District Center," Isaf said in a statement,
It comes after a local Taliban leader was captured in Nahr-e Saraj district of southern Helmand province, Friday. The leader planned IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and oversaw the emplacement of IEDs in the district, Isaf said.
And a third local Taliban leader was captured in Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province, also Friday.
The leader coordinated and executed IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and oversaw the distribution of IEDs, weapons and ammunition to insurgents operating in district, Isaf said.
Meanwhile, a Haqqani leader was also captured in a joint operation in Terayzai district of eastern Khost province, Saturday, the Isaf statement said.
"The leader directed attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Khost province. He also oversaw the construction and delivery of IEDs to insurgents operating in Terayzai district, and helped acquire improvised explosive device components, ammunition and detonation materials," it added.