WASHINGTON, June 7, 2012 - An Afghan and coalition security force killed several insurgents during a firefight while searching for a Haqqani leader in the Tsamkani district of Afghanistan's Paktiya province today, military officials reported.
The sought-after Haqqani leader is responsible for directing, financing and coordinating attacks against coalition and Afghan forces throughout the district, officials said. He also supplies weapons and explosives to insurgent fighters.
The security force also detained several suspects and seized multiple firearms, grenades and improvised explosive device-making components.
In other Afghanistan operations today:
-- A combined force detained one suspect during a search for a Taliban leader in the Arghistan district of Kandahar province. The Taliban leader conducts roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition troops in the Tarnek wa Jaldak district of Zabul province.
-- A combined force discovered approximately 135 pounds of explosives,
rockets, anti-personnel mines, and IED-making components in the Spin Boldak
district of Kandahar province.
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