Combined Force Detains Haqqani Facilitator

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 22, 2012 - An Afghan and coalition security force detained a Haqqani facilitator and several additional insurgents during an operation in the Bak district of Afghanistan's Khost province today, military officials reported.

The facilitator had supplied weapons, ammunition and improvised explosive devices to insurgents for attacks against Afghan and coalition troops throughout the district, officials said.

In other Afghanistan operations today:

-- A combined force discovered a weapons cache containing 440 pounds of explosives, multiple pressure-plate detonation devices, and various improvised explosive device-making components in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province. The cache was destroyed.

-- A combined force discovered a cache containing about 1,500 pounds of explosives in the Musa Khel district of Khost province. Security forces destroyed the cache.

In May 18 operations:

-- A combined force discovered an IED-making facility containing 110 pounds of explosives, three anti-personnel mines, eight detonators, and one rocket-propelled grenade in the Kajaki district of Helmand province. The combined force also discovered a drug cache that contained 24 pounds of wet opium and 2,002 pounds of poppy seed. All of the narcotics, explosives and IED-making components were destroyed.

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