A Taliban facilitator was detained following a joint military operation by Afghan and international coalition security forces in southern Helmand province.

International Security Assistance Force following a statement on Saturday said, Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province.

The source further added, the facilitator purchased and transported weapons for use in attacks against coalition

forces throughout Helmand province. One additional suspected insurgent was detained.

In the meantime Afghan and coalition-supported security force discovered a drug cache during an operation in Baghran district, Helmand province on Wednesday.

The cache consisted of approximately 660 pounds (300 kilograms) of opium, 660 pounds (300 kilograms) of poppy seeds, 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of morphine base and two drug-processing vats.

The security force also discovered several firearms during the operation. The drugs and weapons were destroyed on site without incident.

In a separate military operation, Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province.

The leader provided weapons and bomb-making materials to insurgents for use in attacks against Afghan forces in Kandahar City.

Another Taliabn leader was detained by Afghan and coalition security forces in Nawa-ye Barakzai district, Helmand province.

The leader conducted roadside bomb attacks and supported suicide bombers throughout the district.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the reports.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghanizada

    Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.