Afghan and coalition security forces struck at the Taliban leadership again in Kandahar overnight capturing a senior Taliban commander and member of the district Military Commission in Nad 'Ali, Helmand province who commands the movement of fighters and equipment through the Nad 'Ali District.
The joint security force also detained another suspected insurgent in the same operation.
The joint security force targeted a compound in Daman district on the outskirts of Kandahar City. All the residents complied with the instructions of the joint security force and peacefully exited the compound. After interviewing the residents, two suspected insurgents were detained for further questioning including a senior Taliban leader and one additional suspected insurgent.
This operation followed yesterday's capture of a Taliban logistics officer for Taliban networks operating within Kandahar City.
Two other suspected insurgents were also detained in that operation which resulted in the discovery of a weapons cache buried in the courtyard of the targeted compound.
No shots were fired in both operations and the women and children were protected throughout the searches.
"Kandahar belongs to its people," Col. Rafael Torres, ISAF Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center director said. "Afghan and coalition forces are committed to the people of Kandahar province.
We will continue to remove the Taliban threat within the city and throughout the province so that the peaceful people of Kandahar can continue their brave efforts to establish security and stability for their families here."
Article released by ISAF Joint Command