Three Taliban leaders were captured in joint Afghan and NATO operations in Helmand, Ghazni and Kandahar on Thursday, ISAF said.
"[They] arrested two suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a Taliban weapons distributer in Washer district of Helmand province, today," ISAF said in a statement. The Taliban weapons distributer is in charge of acquiring weapons, ammunition and funds for Taliban fighters in Washer district.
Officials confirmed that an insurgent killed by a precision airstrike in Panjwa'i district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday was the Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Shah provided heavy weapons and explosive components to insurgents operating in the region.
In Ghazni, a Taliban leader named Jihadmal was captured in the Muqer district and during the operation, the security forces killed an armed insurgent who was threatening troops.