News: Afghan, coalition force captures Taliban attack cell leader overnight
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition forces captured a Taliban attack cell member whose group was responsible for several assassinations of Afghan government officials, including a National Directorate of Security agent last month, during an overnight operation in Kandahar province.
Intelligence reports led the security force to a compound west of Kandahar city to search for the targeted individual. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the compound peacefully, and then the joint security force cleared and secured the area.
After initial questioning at the scene, the security force identified and detained the targeted individual.
The security force did not fire their weapons and they protected the women and children for the duration of the search.