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A Haqqani leader was killed and three Taliban leaders have
been captured in joint Afghan and Nato troop operations in Afghanistan
this week, Isaf said on Wednesday.
"Afghan and coalition officials today confirmed the death of Haqqani
leader Ehsan, who was killed along with another insurgent by Afghan and
coalition forces Monday after being observed executing a mortar attack
against Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar province," Isaf said in a
Also in Logar, a Taliban leader was captured in a joint operation,
along with two other insurgents, and is accused of having close ties to
the Haqqani network leaders and being directly involved in planning
vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and
coalition forces in the province.
Isaf statement added that the Afghan and coalition forces killed two
insurgents on Tuesday after being attacked by small arms fire during a
partnered patrol in Wardak province.
"The combined force engaged the three attackers, killing two and forcing a third to flee the area," it said.
Meanwhile, the Afghan and coalition forces on Tuesday confirmed the
arrest of Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Rahman in northern Kunduz province
Isaf said Rahman is accused of planning and coordinating several
high-profile attacks in northern Afghanistan, including hijacking fuel
trucks in Kunduz in 2009 and killing several Isaf soldiers in 2010.
Also on Tuesday, a Taliban leader was captured in the joint operation
in southern Kandahar province, accused of assassination attempts, bomb
attacks, and facilitating "lethal aid" throughout Kandahar province,
Separately, Afghan police chief in southern Helmand province Col.
Abdul Nabi Elham told TOLOnews Wednesday that at least ten insurgents
were arrested in a special operation around the provincial capital.
Elham said that the insurgents groups had conducted several insurgency activities Lashkar Gah and other parts of the province.
"These are repetitive insurgents who have previously been arrested by security forces and then released," Elham said.
"They are also funded from outside the border," he added.
Security forces also seized 170kg opium in a separate operation in
the Khanshin District of the province, he said. One man was arrested in
connection with the discovery.
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