International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan following a press release on Friday announced Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Almar district, Faryab province on Wednesday.
The source further added, the targeted leader is an explosives expert with ties to suicide-attack networks known to target Afghan government officials.
ISAF officials, he is suspected of planning a suicide-bomb attack that killed an Afghan security official in October 2011.
According to ISAF officials, several insurgents were killed in response to militants fire at the security force during the operation.
Multiple weapons, chest racks, grenades, rocket-propelled grenades and explosives were confiscated during the operation and will be destroyed at a later date.
A similar opertion was conducted by Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader at Now Zad district, Helmand province, ISAF said.
The leader commands multiple attack cells in Helmand province and plans bomb and small-arms attacks against Afghan government officials. One suspected insurgent was detained during the operation.
In the meantime, another operation was launched in Nerkh district, Wardak province in search of a Haqqani network leader.
The leader plans suicide-bomb attacks and coordinates insurgent activity. The security force detained several suspected insurgents during the operation.