Afghan, NATO force captures Taliban commander in Afghanistan

20:36, August 20, 2010      

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An Afghan and international joint security force detained several suspected insurgents in the country's southeastern Paktika province Thursday, including a Taliban commander, according to a press release Friday.

The press release issued by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said that the commander planned and coordinated improvised explosive device (IED), small arms fire and heavy machine gun attacks against coalition forces.

He also facilitated the weapons used in his attacks, said the press release.

The security force targeted a compound in the village of Karmahin Mota Khan district in pursuit of the commander.

Afghan forces used a loudspeaker calling for all occupants to exit the buildings and then cleared the compound.

After questioning the residents, the security force identified and detained the commander along with additional suspected insurgents.

The assault force found multiple weapons and ammunition at the scene.

The assault force did not fire their weapons in this operation and they protected the women and children for the duration of the search, said the ISAF press release.

Source: Xinhua


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