Afghanistan — Forces Capture Taliban Commander, Other Suspects

KABUL, May 6, 2010 — A Tal­iban com­man­der and a few oth­er insur­gents were cap­tured by an Afghan-inter­na­tion­al secu­ri­ty force in Afghanistan’s Kan­da­har province last night.
The com­bined force cap­tured the Tal­iban com­man­der respon­si­ble for plan­ning and exe­cut­ing attacks against coali­tion forces dur­ing an oper­a­tion in the province’s Khakrez dis­trict. He also is heav­i­ly involved in orga­niz­ing sui­cide attacks, mor­tar attacks and buy­ing bomb com­po­nents. A few oth­er insur­gents also were captured. 

In Hel­mand province’s Nad‑e Ali dis­trict last night, a com­bined secu­ri­ty force detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed mil­i­tants for questioning. 

Yes­ter­day in Khost province’s Nadir Shah Kot dis­trict, a com­bined patrol found sev­en rock­et-pro­pelled grenades, a machine gun, four rifles, nine assault rifle ammu­ni­tion mag­a­zines, four ban­doleers, 200 rifle rounds, and 30 machine gun rounds. Afghan sol­diers deter­mined the weapons were from two tribes that had been fight­ing and detained five peo­ple from each tribe for questioning. 

In Kan­da­har province’s Mai­wand dis­trict May 5, an Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force patrol stopped a sus­pi­cious vehi­cle and found a large amount of mon­ey and sev­en pounds of opi­um. Afghan author­i­ties detained three people. 

No shots were fired, and no one was harmed dur­ing any of these oper­a­tions, offi­cials said. 

From an Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Release 

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