At least 2 insurgents were detained during a joint military operation conducted by Afghan and coalition security forces to capture an insurgent leader with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in Shirin Tagab district, Faryab province.

According to a statement released by International Security Assistance Force, the leader plans and conducts attacks against coalition troops throughout northern Afghanistan and is also suspected in plotting an attack against a senior Afghan official.

During the operation, the combined security force was engaged by multiple insurgents with small-arms fire. The security force returned fire, killing the attacking insurgents. The security force also destroyed a rocket-propelled grenade launcher with several rockets, multiple AK-47 rifles, and a number of grenades as a result of this operation.

The statement further added, Afghan and coalition security patrol conducted an operation to capture a Taliban in Nad-e-Ali district of southern Helmand proivnce. The leader directs roadside bomb attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces in Marjeh and Nad ‘Ali districts.

The security force detained one suspected insurgent as a result of this operation, the statement. added.

In a separate military operation at eastern Afghanistan, Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator during an operation in Zurmat district, Paktia province.

The facilitator prepared suicide bombers to conduct attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout the province.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.