News: Force targets Taliban district commander in Kunduz overnight
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces detained one suspected insurgent in Kunduz province Tuesday while in pursuit of a Taliban district commander for Chahar Darah District.
The commander maintains connections with Pakistani-based Taliban leadership and commands a group of al-Qaida and Taliban members within his district.
Intelligence led Afghan and coalition forces to a compound in Gerdan in Chahar Darah District to search for the district commander.
Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the compound peacefully and then secured the area.
After initial questioning at the scene, the security force detained the suspected insurgent. The security force found multiple weapons and magazines at the scene.
The security force did not fire their weapons and they protected the women and children for the duration of the search.