Afghanistan — Coalition Forces Detain Militants, Find Weapons

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 — Afghan and coali­tion troops cap­tured sev­er­al insur­gents, includ­ing a Hezb‑e Isla­mi Gul­bud­din ter­ror­ist leader, yes­ter­day in Afghanistan, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.
The ter­ror­ist leader and anoth­er sus­pect­ed insur­gent were detained in Khost province’s Sabari dis­trict report­ed­ly for traf­fick­ing explo­sive devices and oth­er weapons through­out the province.

In oth­er news yes­ter­day through­out Afghanistan:

— In Kan­da­har province’s Kan­da­har City, secu­ri­ty forces detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents, includ­ing a Tal­iban leader respon­si­ble for stor­ing and dis­trib­ut­ing sup­plies to insurgents. 

— Forces detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents dur­ing clear­ing oper­a­tions in Kan­da­har province’s Shah Wali Kot dis­trict. The sus­pects are respon­si­ble for con­duct­ing and coor­di­nat­ing attacks against local secu­ri­ty forces. 

— Secu­ri­ty forces detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents, includ­ing a Haqqani net­work ter­ror­ist who leads a bomb­ing cell in Khost province’s Sabari district. 

— Afghan and coali­tion forces detained two sus­pect­ed insur­gents in Hel­mand province’s Nawah-ye Barakzai dis­trict while search­ing for a Tal­iban leader who report­ed­ly is respon­si­ble for sev­er­al Afghan civil­ian kid­nap­pings and ter­ror­ist attacks in the area. 

— Secu­ri­ty forces found sev­er­al weapons stock­piles through­out Afghanistan. The oper­a­tions result­ed in seizure of 11,000 assault-rifle and machine-gun rounds, four var­i­ous rock­ets and mor­tars, four hand grenades, four rock­et-pro­pelled grenades and assort­ed bomb-mak­ing materials. 

Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releases 

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