Joint forces capture Taliban Kabul attack network facilitators
Afghan and coalition forces detained two Taliban facilitators along with one suspected insurgent during a joint security operation in Paktiya province yesterday.
Both Taliban facilitators are part of the Kabul attack network operating out of the Gardez District providing financial and logistical support, managing Taliban supply routes and supporting Taliban operations.
One of the Taliban facilitators had ties with Taliban operations in Pul-e ‘Alam District of Logar province. He is directly associated with senior Taliban insurgents in the Kabul attack network.
Security forces followed leads to a compound in the Zurmat District where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully. The security force conducted a search of the compound where the Taliban facilitators along with one suspected insurgent were detained.
No women or children were injured or detained during the operation and the security force conducted the operation without firing their weapons.
Article by ISAF Joint Command