News - Afghanistan
At least six Taliban insurgents were arrested on Tuesday night in eastern Kunar province by the Afghan National Army, local officials said.
The arrested insurgents tried to attack a military unit in Kunar's Dangam district but were detained, spokesman of 201 Silab military corps Numan Atifi said.
The army obtained some armaments in the arrest as well.
Atifi added that two of the arrested insurgents were dressed with women clothes.
"We arrested six Taliban, two wearing women's dresses, as well as two rifles and some armaments," Atifi said.
The news comes as Isaf said a joint Afghan and coalition security force killed a wanted Taliban weapons expert Ahmadullah in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province on Monday.
An operation to find Ahmadullah resulted in a clash with a group of insurgents who launched rocket-propelled grenades and fired machine guns.
In the return fire, several of the attackers were killed, Isaf said in a statement on Wednesday.
It later found that one of the insurgents killed was Ahmadullah, Isaf said.
Isaf said that operations in other parts of the country had also led to multiple insurgents being detained in both the Nad ‘Ali district of southern Helmand province, the Panjwai district of Kandahar, and the Rashidan district of eastern Ghazni province on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, it confirmed that one of the individuals detained yesterday during an operation in Achin district of Nangarhar province is a known Taliban weapons dealer. The weapons dealer provided firearms and explosives to Taliban insurgents throughout the province, according to Isaf.