Combined Force Arrests Insurgent Leader

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2012 - An Afghan and coalition security force arrested an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan financial facilitator yesterday in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, military officials reported.

The arrested insurgent leader is suspected of being heavily involved in purchasing and trafficking weapons for use in attacks on Afghan and coalition forces, officials said.

The security force also detained several other suspected insurgents.

In other operations yesterday:

-- Afghan police and coalition forces seized and destroyed weapons believed to be linked to a Taliban leader in Baglan province. The Afghan-led force recovered rockets, an anti-tank mine, more than 40 mortar rounds and two hand grenades.

-- A combined force killed Haqqani network insurgent leader Nasrullah with a precision airstrike in Paktia province after positively identifying him engaging in insurgent activity in an isolated area away from civilians.

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