Three other Talib Commanders led eleven more of their thugs into surrender, and two more Haqqani joined them in the Iron Bar Motel.
Multiple weapons, munitions, and explosives were captured and/or destroyed in the process.
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The operation resulted in the detention of four suspects possibly involved with the manufacturing and emplacing of improvised explosive devices in the district.
The destruction of this IED network will remove the primary threat to Konduz-Takhar government officials and will reduce imminent insurgent threat on village stability operations sites, said a SOF team leader.
No property damage or civilian injuries were reported during the operation.
A Taliban leader and another insurgent were killed in a precision airstrike in the Charkh district, Logar province, Friday.
The leader, Khalil, was involved in the coordination and execution of attacks against Afghan government officials within the district. He supported both the Taliban and Haqqani network and was responsible for facilitating and conducting multiple large-scale roadside bomb attacks.
The force located him in an open area and after ensuring no civilians were nearby, the security force conducted the airstrike. Following the strike, the force assessed the area and confirmed the death of Khalil and the insurgent, who was armed with several grenades.
Initial reports indicate no civilians were harmed in the strike.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an overnight security operation in Chahar Bolak district, Balkh province, Friday. The leader was responsible for roadside bomb, indirect fire and direct fire attacks against Afghan security forces.
The Afghan-led force found him at a compound which they’d been tracking throughout the day. After arriving at the compound, an Afghan member of the force called for all occupants to exit and the security force was able to identify the leader through questioning. The leader and an associate were detained for further questioning.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents while searching for a Taliban facilitator in Marjah district, Helmand province, Friday. The facilitator is responsible for assisting in the deployment of roadside bombs, heavy weapons and suicide vests.
Intelligence tips led the security force to a location where they discovered several individuals with suspected ties to the facilitator. The individuals were detained for further questioning.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during a nighttime security operation in Kandahar City, Kandahar province, Friday. The leader was responsible for facilitating the movement of fighters, munitions and roadside bomb supplies in Kandahar City and Zharay district. Additionally, he directed a cell of Taliban fighters in the area.
The Afghan-led security force was able to follow him to his compound with the help of several intelligence reports. After isolating the area and having all occupants exit, Afghan members of the force conducted the initial search of the compound. During the search, the force was able to identify the leader and take him into custody.
Also in Kandahar, a combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader and two of his associates during a security operation in Zharay district, yesterday. The leader was involved in attacks against Afghan National Security Forces in Maiwand and Zharay districts in Kandahar.
During a separate security operation in Zabul province, a combined security force detained one suspected insurgent in Tarnak wa Jaldak district Friday. The force was targeting a Taliban leader in the district who directs a roadside bomb attack cell responsible for several attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
In Ghazni district, Ghazni province, a coalition force patrol killed several insurgents Friday. The coalition patrol received multiple small-arms fire from an unknown number of insurgents. The patrol returned fire, killing several insurgents. They also seized three rocket-propelled grenades launchers, eight RPGs, seven RPG boosters, two AK-47 rifles, two machine guns, 14 AK-47 magazines, three grenades, three tactical vest and body armor.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained two suspected insurgents during an overnight security operation targeting a Haqqani network leader in Sabari district, Khost province, Friday. The leader directs a cell of Haqqani insurgents and conducts roadside bomb attacks throughout the district.
The Afghan-led security force searched for the leader at his suspected compound and detained two suspected insurgents after questioning residents.
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