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2 Taliban commanders detained after Afghanistan operation

By the CNN Wire Staff

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Two Taliban commanders were detained after an operation conducted in Afghanistan's Helmand province, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said Sunday.

ISAF and Afghan National Security Forces conducted the operation Saturday night in Saidaban, south of Nad'Ali, ISAF said in a statement. It was aimed at impacting "the insurgents' ability to coordinate attacks and movement of weapons and improvised explosive device materials around Nad'Ali."

Troops surrounded a compound thought to house a Taliban insurgent and his accomplices, and "Afghan Special Police ensured all residents of the compound exited safely," the statement said. "Several women and children were protected while several men were detained, along with an assault weapon and an undisclosed about of opium."

Two of the detained men were identified as Taliban commanders, ISAF said. They are believed to have planned and conducted numerous attacks in Nad'Ali and supplied weapons into the area. The commanders were not identified. No civilians were injured in the operation, ISAF said.