Afghan, coalition forces capture Taliban leader in Wardak overnight
Afghan and coalition forces captured a Taliban leader during a security operation in Wardak province Dec. 16.
The captured leader was involved in the manufacturing of improvised explosive devices and conducting attacks against coalition forces operating in Sayyidabad and Jaghatu districts. Recent reporting indicates that he reported to an unidentified associate that his associates shot several Americans in the Jaghatu district.
The security force followed intelligence tips to a compound in Sayyidabad district to search for the leader. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the compound peacefully before the joint security force cleared and secured the building.
After the area was secure, the security force conducted initial questioning at the scene before detaining the targeted individual.
The assault forces did not fire their weapons and protected women and children throughout the operation.
Article by ISAF Joint Command