News: Security force continues pursuit of Al Qaeda operative
KABUL – Afghan and coalition security forces detained two insurgents in Kunduz province Monday in their continued pursuit of an Al-Qaeda-affiliated extremist connected to several insurgent groups in the area including the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and the Taliban.
The extremist was recently forced to leave his safe haven in Pakistan and moved to Takhar province with several Al Qaeda members.
The assault force targeted a series of compounds in Kunduz City in pursuit of the Al Qaeda operative. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit each of the compounds peacefully, and then secured the areas. After questioning all of the residents at the scene, the security force detained two insurgents.
The security force did not fire their weapons and they protected the women and children for the duration of the search.