The International Security Assistance Force confirmed the capture of an improvised explosive device commander in Arghandab district during an Afghan and coalition security force operation Sunday.
The commander was detained along with five additional suspected insurgents in Kandahar province. His fighters are responsible for attacks against Afghan government officials and Afghan and coalition forces in Kandahar City and Arghandab district.
The security force targeted a series of compounds in the village of Mohammad Ya'qub Kalacheh in Arghandab district Sunday. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the compound peacefully and then secured the area.
After questioning all of the residents at the scene, the security force detained the commander along with several other additional suspected insurgents.
The security force did not fire their weapons and they protected the women and children throughout the searches.
Article by ISAF Joint Command