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An Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) local leader was captured in joint Afghan and Nato troops operation in northern Baghlan province on Tuesday morning, Isaf said.

The leader, who conducted assassinations as directed by insurgent leadership, according to Isaf, was captured in the Burkah district.

"He coordinated the acquisition and delivery of weapons for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. During the operation, the security force seized an assault rifle with associated gear and ammunition," it said in its operations update Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a local Taliban leader was captured Tuesday in Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province.

The leader was responsible for planning and executing IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, Isaf said.

The forces also detained one suspected insurgent and seized ammunition as a result of the operation.

On Monday a Taliban leader was arrested in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province.

The leader was directly responsible for constructing, placing and distributing IEDs in the district. He also conducted surveillance of Afghan and coalition forces in preparation for IED attacks in Kandahar province, Isaf said.

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