An Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents, including Sabayar Saheb, a Taliban logistics and foreign fighter facilitator, and detained several suspected insurgents in Farah province Wednesday.
The security force targeted Saheb as he traveled on a motorcycle in Pusht-e Rod District. An air weapons team used containment fires to force him to stop. When he did stop, Saheb purposefully fell off his motorcycle and laid on the ground pretending to be dead. As the security force approached, he showed hostile intent so they engaged, killing him. They found an AK-47 and Iranian money at the scene.
At a separate location, the assault force pursued another Taliban facilitator. An air weapons team used containment fires to stop a vehicle suspected of containing the target individual. A ground force approached the vehicle and Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit peacefully. Several occupants complied with the Afghan forces'commands, but the driver of the vehicle aggressively moved toward the security force. The security force used proper escalation of force procedures to try to stop him, but when he reached for his pistol, they shot and killed the insurgent.
The security force detained the other occupants for further questioning.
In addition to the pistol, multiple automatic weapons and a large amount of Iranian money were found in the vehicle.
"The Taliban often recruit foreign fighters into Afghanistan to carry out their attacks," said Col. Rafael Torres, ISAF Joint Command Combined Joint Operations center. "These foreign fighters do not have a stake in the development and security of Afghanistan, they only bring instability and peril to the Afghan people."
Article by ISAF Joint Command