News: Afghan, coalition forces detain Taliban leader in Ghazni
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition forces detained a Taliban leader for attacks on Afghan and coalition forces along with several suspected insurgents during a security operation in Ghazni province yesterday.
The detained Taliban district leader was responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting improvised explosive device and direct fire attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Gelan district. He was closely associated with senior Taliban leaders in the province. He led an attack on coalition forces using IED's that caused damage to one coalition vehicle according to recent reporting.
Security forces followed leads to a targeted location in the district, where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit out of the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. The Taliban leader and suspected insurgents were detained based on initial questioning at the scene by the security force.