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- Published: Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:41
- Written by ISAF
For Immediate Release
ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
KABUL, Afghanistan (AUG 23) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban weapons supplier in Chaparhar district, Nangarhar province, today.
The weapons supplier acquired and distributed mortars and other weapons to Taliban fighters in the district. In the weeks prior to his arrest, he delivered multiple weapons to Taliban fighters in the area.
During the operation, an armed insurgent threatened the security force. The security force engaged and killed him.
The security force also detained one additional suspected insurgent.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents in an operation to arrest a senior Taliban leader in Chimtal district, Balkh province, yesterday. The Taliban leader is responsible for indirect fire and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
An Afghan and coalition security force discovered a narcotics cache during an operation in Panjwai district, Kandahar province, yesterday. The cache included 545 kilograms (1,201 pounds) of marijuana. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent. The drugs were destroyed by the security force on site.