Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and two other extremists during an operation in Kandahar City, Kandahar province, today.
The leader oversees a group of extremists involved in improvised explosive device operations in Kandahar City. He has a history of building multiple types of IEDs and directing his subordinates to carry out attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Kandahar City.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force killed two fighters during an operation in search of a senior extremist leader with ties to both the Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in Sar-e Pul district, Sar-e Pul province, yesterday.
The senior leader is the ranking Taliban official in the Sherams region of Sar-e Pul district and is responsible for multiple attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces. He facilitates the movement of improvised explosive device materials and has command and control of several Taliban groups. He also plans assassinations and kidnappings and illegally taxes civilians in the area. As the security force approached the senior leader’s suspected location, a group of extremists opened fire. The force returned fire, killing two.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested five extremists during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Zurmat district, Paktiya province, today. The leader coordinates direct and indirect fire attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces. He oversees kidnapping operations, directs the execution of kidnapping victims, raids local villages in order to extend Taliban power, and relays operational guidance from senior Taliban leadership to his fighters. The security force also seized one rifle as a result of the operation.
Commandos of 2nd Company, 8th Special Operations Kandak killed six enemies of Afghanistan in Sange Sheykh village, Gizab district, Daykundi province, yesterday. The 8th SOK responded to reports from the Gizab District chief of police that extremists were attacking multiple ALP checkpoints. Following the engagement the commandos recovered two AK-47s.