Afghan and coalition forces detained a Taliban leader during a joint security operation in Nangarhar province yesterday.
The targeted Taliban leader operates in the vicinity of Toto village. There are reports he has conducted assassinations of villagers that posed a threat to the security of Taliban operating in the area. He also has first-hand knowledge of planned Taliban attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
The security force followed intelligence tips to the potential compound in Sherzad District. Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the compound peacefully before the joint security force cleared and secured the building. After the area was secure, the security force conducted initial questioning at the scene before detaining the Taliban leader.
The security force conducted the operation without firing their weapons and no women or children were injured or detained.
Article by ISAF Joint Command