A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed one insurgent and detained two suspected insurgents during a security search for a Taliban leader in Dowlatabad District, Faryab province, yesterday.
The targeted leader is a Taliban commission chief and the Taliban’s second-in-command in Jowzjan province. He is responsible for leveraging illegal taxes against villagers, orchestrating attacks on Afghan National Security Force checkpoints, and transporting supplies and weapons.
During the search, the security force was fired at by one armed insurgent. The force returned fire, killing him. In addition, the force detained two insurgents with suspected ties to the Taliban.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
During a security operation in Panjwa’i District, Kandahar province, yesterday, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained two suspected insurgents with ties to the Taliban. The security force was in the district searching for a Taliban leader who coordinates attacks and acquires lethal aid for insurgents operating in the district.
In Nahr-e Saraj District, Helmand province, an Afghan and coalition combined security force detained one suspected insurgent during a security operation targeting a Taliban leader, yesterday. The leader directs a Taliban attack cell in Nahr-e Saraj District, and is responsible for roadside bomb and small arms attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in central Helmand.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained numerous suspected insurgents during a security search for a Haqqani Network facilitator in Terayzai District, Khost province, yesterday. The Haqqani facilitator is heavily involved in the acquisition of roadside bomb making material and weapons, as well as coordinating the movement of these materials to fighters in the area.
Article by ISAF Joint Command