News: Afghan, coalition forces detain Taliban leader in Kandahar
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition forces detained a Taliban leader along with several suspected insurgents during a security operation in Kandahar province yesterday.
The Taliban leader operated out of Arghandab district where he was responsible for storing and distributing supplies and conducting attacks against coalition forces. He was associated with the Arghandab district Taliban leaders. A recent report indicates he had acquired improvised explosive device components, a rocket propelled grenade launcher and other equipment from a Taliban insurgent for an upcoming attack.
Security forces followed leads to a targeted location in the district, where Afghan and coalition forces conducted a search after securing the compound. While securing the location an armed insurgent threatened the security force resulting in the armed insurgent being killed.
The Taliban leader along with several suspected insurgents was detained after initial questioning at the scene.