From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release
KABUL, Afghanistan, June 11, 2013 - A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed five extremists during a search for a senior Taliban leader in the Khugyani district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province today, military officials reported.
The sought-after Taliban leader coordinates movement of weapons and fighters through the district and oversees a group responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, officials said.
The security force also destroyed a machine gun and several rocket-propelled grenades in the operation.
In Kandahar province's capital city of Kandahar today, a combined force
arrested the ranking Taliban official for the province's Panjwai district. He
oversees assassinations, improvised-explosive-device attacks targeting Afghan
and coalition forces, collects illegal taxes to finance extremist activities,
and facilitates the movement of weapons.
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