Afghan and coalition security forces detained four suspected Taliban insurgents in Zabul province Sunday while in pursuit of a Taliban facilitator for an improvised explosive device attack network operating in Qalat district.
The facilitator provides material support to the IED network, including IED components, money, fuel and other provisions, which ultimately endangers the Afghan populace in the area.
Based on intelligence tips, the security force targeted a compound southeast of Tana Chah in Qalat district to search for the facilitator. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully and then the joint security force cleared and secured the compound.
After conducting initial questioning with the residents at the scene, the security force detained several insurgents.
The security force did not fire their weapons and they protected the women and children for the duration of the search.
Article by ISAF Joint Command