A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an overnight security operation in Nahr-e Saraj District, Helmand province, yesterday.
The leader was responsible for directing a cell of fighters who conduct roadside bomb and direct fire attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces.
The Afghan-led security force conducted the operation after intelligence tips led them to the leader’s compound. At the compound, Afghan members of the force interviewed residents who identified the leader.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents while searching for a Taliban facilitator during a security operation in Imam Sahib District, Kunduz province, yesterday. The facilitator works for the Kunduz attack network and is responsible for attacks targeting local Afghan government officials and Afghan security forces.
The Afghan-led security force searched for the facilitator at a compound based on information provided by citizens. While searching the area, the force identified several suspected Taliban insurgents and after questioning, several individuals were detained for further questioning.
Article by ISAF Joint Command