Troops Capture Haqqani Network Leader

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2011 - A Haqqani network leader was captured by a combined Afghan and coalition security force in the Pul-e 'Alam district of Afghanistan's Logar province today, military officials reported.

The leader conducted attacks against coalition forces and distributed weapons throughout the area, officials said.

In other Afghanistan operations today:

-- In the Kandahar district of Kandahar province, a combined force detained multiple suspects during a search for a Taliban leader who directs attacks against Afghan forces and distributes explosives to insurgents in the province.

-- A combined force detained several suspects while searching for a Taliban member in Kandahar's Shah Wali Kot district. The man is known to move heavy weaponry for insurgents throughout the province.

-- A combined force detained several suspects while searching for a Taliban member who coordinates insurgents in the Marjah district of Helmand province.

-- A combined force captured a Taliban facilitator in the Chak-e Wardak district of Wardak province. The security force also seized weapons and detained three suspects during the operation.

-- A combined force detained two suspects while searching for a Taliban leader in the Ghazni district of Ghazni province. The leader directs attacks against Afghan forces.

-- In the Sabari district of Khost province, a combined force captured a Haqqani leader and detained two suspects. The leader coordinated attacks against Afghan forces.

In Afghanistan operations yesterday:

-- A coalition force seized a weapons cache containing a machine gun, an assault rifle, about 154 pounds of homemade explosives, detonation cord and improvised explosive device-making components in Helmand's Sangin district.

-- In Kandahar's Maiwand district, a combined force discovered a drug cache containing about 165 pounds of hashish.

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