KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2011 — A Haqqani network leader was captured by a combined Afghan and coalition security force in the Pul‑e ‘Alam district of Afghanistan’s Logar province today, military officials reported.
The leader conducted attacks against coalition forces and distributed weapons throughout the area, officials said.
In other Afghanistan operations today:
— In the Kandahar district of Kandahar province, a combined force detained multiple suspects during a search for a Taliban leader who directs attacks against Afghan forces and distributes explosives to insurgents in the province.
— A combined force detained several suspects while searching for a Taliban member in Kandahar’s Shah Wali Kot district. The man is known to move heavy weaponry for insurgents throughout the province.
— A combined force detained several suspects while searching for a Taliban member who coordinates insurgents in the Marjah district of Helmand province.
— A combined force captured a Taliban facilitator in the Chak‑e Wardak district of Wardak province. The security force also seized weapons and detained three suspects during the operation.
— A combined force detained two suspects while searching for a Taliban leader in the Ghazni district of Ghazni province. The leader directs attacks against Afghan forces.
— In the Sabari district of Khost province, a combined force captured a Haqqani leader and detained two suspects. The leader coordinated attacks against Afghan forces.
In Afghanistan operations yesterday:
— A coalition force seized a weapons cache containing a machine gun, an assault rifle, about 154 pounds of homemade explosives, detonation cord and improvised explosive device-making components in Helmand’s Sangin district.
— In Kandahar’s Maiwand district, a combined force discovered a drug cache containing about 165 pounds of hashish.
From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release