Afghan and coalition forces detained more than 15 suspected insurgents during three security operations over the last 24 hours.
A joint security force detained numerous suspected insurgents during their search for a Haqqani Network facilitator in Khost province yesterday.
The facilitator provides various weapons and ammunition to multiple insurgent groups operating in Sabari district.
Intelligence reports led the security force to a compound north of Guldar in Sabari district to search for the facilitator. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the compound peacefully before the joint security force cleared and secured the buildings. The security force detained the suspected insurgents after initial questioning at the scene.
Afghan and coalition forces in Farah province detained several suspected insurgents as they targeted a Taliban leader during a joint security operation yesterday. The forces detained the suspects in the Bakwah district as they targeted an Iran-based foreign-fighter and weapons facilitator.
The joint security force used intelligence reports to lead them to the insurgents, who were traveling in a remote area. Afghan forces called the occupants to exit their vehicle peacefully before conducting questioning and searching the vehicle. The Afghan and coalition forces detained the suspects based on initial questioning at the scene.
An operation in Kandahar province resulted in the detention of several suspected insurgents as they targeted a suicide bomber and vehicle-borne improvised explosive device leader.
The forces detained the suspects in the Panjwa’i district. The targeted individual is known to operate in the province’s Spin Boldak district to conduct attacks against Afghan National Police and coalition forces. He is reported to be in the planning stages of suicide operations in addition to being responsible for vehicle-borne IED construction.
The joint security force used intelligence reports to lead them to the targeted location. Afghan forces conducted a call out before conducting the search. The Afghan and coalition forces detained the suspects based on initial questioning at the scene.
The security forces ensured the safety of the women and children throughout the operations.
Article by ISAF Joint Command