An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban network leader during an operation in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, today. The Taliban leader is believed to have directed the distribution of weapons and explosives throughout an insurgent network in central Kandahar. The arrested leader is also believed to have planned several high-profile attacks in the region, including those against Afghan and coalition security checkpoints. Prior to his arrest, the Taliban network leader was believed to be acquiring weapons and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) for an imminent attack. The security force also detained several suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.
Afghan and coalition forces today confirmed the arrest of a Taliban explosives supplier during an operation in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, Thursday. The suspected explosives supplier is believed to have coordinated improvised explosive device (IED) attacks and provided bombs and weapons to insurgents operating in the region.
An Afghan and coalition security force detained multiple suspected insurgents and seized several kilograms of explosive material during an operation in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, today. The operation targeted a Taliban insurgent network conducting attacks throughout western Helmand.