Combined Force Captures Two Taliban Leaders

Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 - A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured two Taliban leaders, detained several suspects and seized hundreds of pounds of heroin in the Ghorak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province yesterday, military officials reported.

One captured Taliban leader planned and coordinated roadside-bomb attacks against Afghan security forces. The second insurgent leader was a Taliban-appointed judge in the Ghorak district.

The combined force also seized 400 pounds of heroin.

In other Afghanistan operations yesterday:

-- A combined force captured a Taliban facilitator and one suspect in the Balkh district of Balkh province. The facilitator provided supplies to insurgents and organized attacks against Afghan forces.

-- In the Muhhamad Aghah district of Logar province, a combined force detained one suspect during a search for a Taliban leader.

-- Coalition forces killed four insurgents, detained six suspects and seized three enemy supply caches during separate operations in Regional Command East. Forces seized 60 .303-caliber rounds, some assault rifles, six magazines, two mines, four rocket-propelled grenades, two RPG warheads, one munitions box and a shotgun.

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