KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 28, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader and some suspected insurgents in the Marjah district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province yesterday, military officials reported.
The insurgent leader was involved in narcotics trafficking and roadside-bomb attacks and other operations in the province, officials said.
In other Afghanistan operations yesterday:
— A combined force detained two suspects during a search for a Taliban facilitator in the Kunduz district of Kunduz province. The facilitator distributes roadside bombs and directs attacks against Afghan forces.
— A combined force captured a Taliban leader and some suspects in the Dand district of Kandahar province. The leader distributed roadside bombs for use in attacks throughout the area.
— A combined force detained several suspects and seized 50 blasting caps, a bottle containing high-explosive material, a rocket-propelled-grenade container, a video camera, six videotapes, wiring and a hand-held radio in the Dilah district of Paktika province.
From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release