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Taliban commander detained in Helmand province

By Ghanizada - Sat Mar 17 2012, 11:32 am

Afghan and coalition security forces captured a Taliban leader during a joint military operation in southern Afghanitan.

According to a statement issued by International Security Assistance Force, Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation yesterday in Nahr-e-Saraj district of southern Helmand province.

The source futher added, the leader directed an insurgent cell that conducted roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout central Helmand.

Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader during an operation in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, ISAF said.

The leader planned and conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Dand district. He also provided insurgents with weapons and ammunition.

The security force detained one additional suspected insurgent during the operation.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the operations.

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