A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained two Taliban leaders during a security operation in Ghorak district, Kandahar province, yesterday.
One captured leader provided guidance in attack planning and coordinated roadside bomb attacks with area leaders, as well as reported to senior Taliban leadership following organized attacks against Afghan forces. The second insurgent leader operated as a Taliban appointed judge in Ghorak district.
The combined force seized multiple weapons and destroyed 400 pounds (181 kgs) of heroin during the operation.
Additionally, multiple suspected insurgents were also detained during the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
In Balkh district, Balkh province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator during a security operation yesterday. The facilitator provided supplies to insurgent fighters and organized attacks against Afghan forces in the Balkh province. The security force detained one additional suspected insurgent during the operation.
Lastly, in Muhhamad Aghah district, Logar province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted a security operation in search of a Taliban leader yesterday. The leader coordinates and conducts attacks against Afghan government officials, as well as plans car bomb attacks in the region. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent during the operation.
Article by ISAF Joint Command