Afghan and coalition forces detained another Taliban leader as the insurgent group continued attempts to re-establish command and control in the Nawah-ye Barakzai district, Helmand province, yesterday.
The forces detained the leader and several suspected insurgents due to the targeted individual’s direct involvement in kidnapping and intimidating local citizens for money and support. The now-detained terrorist leader is also responsible for emplacing multiple improvised explosive devices in Trekh Nawa.
Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call all occupants to exit the targeted buildings peacefully before conducting a search. The Afghan and coalition forces detained the suspects based on initial questioning at the scene.
The joint security team conducted the operation in the hours of darkness to minimize the risk to local citizens. No women or children were injured or detained during this operation.
The security forces conducted the operation without firing their weapons.
Article by ISAF Joint Command