Weapons traffickers busted in Afghanistan 

Coalition troops detained three insurgents and a Taliban weapons
trafficker Sunday in Afghanistan, International Security Assistance Forces officials reported.

Afghan and NATO Security forces detained two militants in Paktiya province's Zurmat district. The insurgents had five anti-personnel mines, six hand grenades and automatic machine gun ammunition when they were captured.

In Kandahar province's US troops captured a Taliban leader responsible for coordinating attacks on security forces and facilitating suicide bombers with explosive devices, according to the press release.

    During the past week, troops also found several weapons stockpiles
in Afghanistan. The operations resulted in seizure of 14
rocket-propelled grenades, eight homemade explosive devices, five hand
grenades, three rocket-propelled grenade launchers, three mortar rounds, one assault rifle, one machine gun and a 10 liter propane tank filled with explosives, according to ISAF.

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