According to a statement issued by International Security Assistance Force, Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province.

The statement further added, the leader used specialized weapons to conduct direct-fire and roadside bomb attacks against Afghan security forces throughout Marjeh district.

The statement also added, 1 additional suspected insurgent was detained during the operation.

In the meantime combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered an explosives cache during a patrol in Kajaki district, Helmand province.

According to coalition security force officials, the cache consisted of approximately 1,280 pounds (582 kilograms) of explosive materials and approximately 370 improvised explosive device components.

The security force destroyed all explosives and IED components on site without incident.

Afghan led and coalition supported security force conducted a security operation in Maiwand district, Kandahar province.

During the operation, the security force seized several improvised explosive device components and a number of Afghan police uniforms.

Several suspected insurgents were detained by Afghan security forces for further questioning. No civilians were harmed during the operation.