The leader plans and conducts attacks against coalition troops throughout northern Afghanistan and is suspected in plotting an attack against a senior Afghan official.
Initially, Afghan troops conducted a call-out of the occupants of the building where the insurgents were suspected to be hiding. Women and children came out of the building followed by one man with an AK-47 rifle. The armed insurgent fired on the security force from behind the women and children. Two other insurgents fired at the security force, one from inside the building and the other from a nearby tent. The security force returned fire, killing the three armed aggressors.
One Afghan civilian female was wounded during the exchange. A coalition helicopter evacuated her, along with her husband, to a medical facility for treatment where she is listed in stable condition.
The security force killed one additional insurgent, wounded another, and detained several.
In other ISAF news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader during an operation in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, Saturday. The leader planned and conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Dand district. He also provided insurgents with weapons and ammunition. The security force detained one additional suspected insurgent during the operation.
In Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, an Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation Friday. The leader directed an insurgent cell that conducted roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout central Helmand.
An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Haqqani leader during an operation in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, Saturday. The leader targeted Afghan and coalition security forces with attacks throughout Logar province and conducted an ambush Jan. 25 against an Afghan fuel convoy that wounded an Afghan soldier.
During the capture of the Haqqani leader, a fire started on the second floor of one of the buildings where the insurgents were hiding. Security forces put a ladder up to a second floor window so the insurgents could climb down. The security force also detained multiple additional suspected insurgents and destroyed a weapons cache and explosives as a result of this operation. The cause of the fire is under investigation by coalition forces.
In Charparhar district, Nangarhar province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader Saturday. The leader directs insurgent operations around Jalalabad City and is suspected in the Feb. 27 bombing attack at Jalalabad airfield. He is also suspected in this week’s attack against the all-girl Shoulana School in Charparhar district which destroyed the school building. The security force detained multiple suspected insurgents and destroyed a weapons cache, ammunition, and illegal drugs as a result of this operation.
Finally, an Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator during an operation in Ahmadabad district, Paktiya province, Saturday. The leader provided weapons, ammunition, and bomb-making materials to insurgents throughout Ahmadabad district. The security force detained two additional suspected insurgents and seized multiple weapons, ammunition, and bomb-making materials as a result of this operation.
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