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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 18 November 2012

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UNCLASSIFIED

2012-11-S-026
For Immediate Release

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

KABUL, Afghanistan (Nov. 18) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested two Taliban weapons and explosives facilitators in Kandahar province today.

The first detained Taliban facilitator is an improvised explosive device expert who is believed responsible for the acquisition, construction and emplacement of IEDs for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the province.

The second detainee is a weapons trafficker alleged to have coordinated transport of weapons and IED components to Taliban insurgents in Helmand and Kandahar provinces.

The security force also detained one other suspected insurgent and seized IED-making materials during the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

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An Afghan and coalition force arrested five insurgents and seized 9 kilograms (20 pounds) of illegal narcotics during a security operation in search of a Taliban lethal aid facilitator in Helmand province today.

Afghan commandos partnered with coalition forces discovered a weapons and drug cache which included AK-47 rifles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and nearly 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of heroin during a clearing operation in Helmand province Friday.

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