Afghan and coalition forces detained a Taliban improvised explosive device facilitator who operates in Kandahar City during a joint security operation in Kandahar province yesterday.
The Taliban facilitator was responsible for construction of IED's and coordinating IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He is known to have close contacts with other Taliban leaders in the area.
Security forces followed leads to a series of buildings in Kandahar City. Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search of the buildings. The Taliban facilitator and numerous suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning.
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