An Afghan-led security force, supported by coalition troops, detained three suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Archi district, Kunduz province, today. The Taliban leader is an improvised explosive device facilitator who coordinates IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
Today in Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator suspected of being responsible for overseeing improvised explosive device and mine emplacement. It is also suspected that he trained other Taliban insurgents to build and test IEDs. During the operation, the combined security force detained three suspected insurgents and seized multiple weapons.
An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in In Shahid-e-Hasas district, Uruzgan province, yesterday that killed one insurgent. During the operation, the combined force also destroyed two caches that contained materials used in the construction of improvised explosive devices.