News: UPDATE: Capture of Taliban commander in Paktiya confirmed
KABUL - International Security Assistance Force confirmed the capture of a Taliban commander in Paktiya province during an Afghan and coalition security force operation Wednesday.
The commander was one of several insurgents detained.
As the assault force approached the targeted compound Wednesday, three armed insurgents ran from the compound and posed an imminent threat on the assault force. The assault force engaged and killed the insurgents who were armed with AK-47s, multiple grenades, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and multiple rounds.
After the area was secure, Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the compounds peacefully, and then secured the area. After questioning all of the residents at the scene, the security force detained the commander and two additional insurgents.
They also found an automatic weapon with rounds in the compound.
The security force protected the women and children for the duration of the search.