Insurgent Leaders Captured in Afghan Operations

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Two insurgent leaders have been captured in joint Afghan and Nato troop operations in Afghanistan, Isaf said Sunday.

"An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban improvised explosive device attack coordinator in Khanabad district, Kunduz province, Friday," Isaf said in a statement.

The detained Taliban IED attack coordinator planned and executed attacks throughout Khanabad district. He is believed to have conducted attacks against government officials as well as security forces. The forces also seized IED-making materials during the operation, the statement added.

An Haqqani leader was captured in a joint forces operation in the Khost district of eastern Khost province on Friday.

The detained Haqqani leader is an IED expert and believed responsible for IED facilitation and attacks in Khost district. He is accused of coordinating the acquisition and transfer of homemade explosives, weapons and IEDs for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, Isaf said.

The security force also detained one suspected insurgent and seized multiple assault rifles as a result of the operation.

Meanwhile, two other insurgents were captured in Baghlan-e-Jadid district of northern Baghlan province on Sunday.

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