Afghan, coalition forces detain Taliban leader in Jalalabad City
Afghan and coalition forces detained a Taliban leader along with one suspected insurgent during a security operation in Jalalabad City, Nangarhar province yesterday.
The Taliban leader operated in Sherzad district where he conducted surveillance and coordinated attacks against Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials and coalition forces. Recent reporting indicates he acquired two suicide vests for a Taliban associate in order to conduct future attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
Security forces followed leads to a targeted location in the city, where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit out of the buildings peacefully before conducting a search.
The Taliban leader along with one suspected insurgent was detained after initial questioning at the scene.
Article by ISAF Joint Command