Afghanistan: ISAF Forces Capture Taliban Suicide Bomber Operative


An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban suicide attack operative in Kandahar province Sunday, according to the ISAF.

The captured insurgent is suspected of planning and executing suicide attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout Kandahar province.

The security force also detained a number of suspected insurgents as a result of the operation.


In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan, an Afghan and coalition security force also arrested a Taliban facilitator in Helmand province Sunday.

The arrested insurgent is believed to have organized the acquisition and transportation of mass shipments of homemade explosives and improvised explosive device-making materials to insurgents throughout Kandahar and Helmand provinces. During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.

Afghan National Army Special Forces, partnered with coalition forces, discovered 15 emplaced IEDs and two caches in Kandahar province Friday. The caches consisted of IED-making materials, one AK-47 magazine, nine-volt batteries, and 500 Pakistani Rupees. The IEDs and both caches were destroyed on site.

In the eastern region of Afghanistan, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Logar province today. The arrested leader is alleged to have performed high profile attack planning, conducted indirect fire attacks against Forward Operating Base Shank and carried out IED attacks on Afghan security patrols throughout southern Logar province.

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