News: Taliban leader captured in Logar overnight
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader responsible for indirect fire attacks on Forward Operating Base Shank and direct fire attacks on coalition forces operating in Baraki Barak, during an operation in Logar province Thursday.
Intelligence reports led the security force to a compound in Baraki Barak district to search for the targeted individual. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully, and then the security force cleared and secured the area.
After initial questioning at the scene, the security force identified and detained the targeted individual along with two of his associates. The security force also discovered and destroyed a rocket-propelled grenade and booster at the scene.
The assault force did not fire their weapons and they protected the women for the duration of the search.