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310730Z Panjshir PRT 8 Suspected Taliban Detained By NDS
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Based on information obtained from the Governors office and corroborated by NDS, one Taliban and seven recruits were captured in Khawak, Khenj District on 310730ZAUG07. It is characterized as an NDS operation to secure the northern border of Panjshir province adjacent to Baghlan Province and specifically the district of Andrab. The detainees are described as Mullah Dadi Khoda and seven unidentified individuals from Andrab district, Baghlan Province. All were said to be trained in Pakistan a month earlier and were armed with Kalashnikovs and one pistol. Assorted communications equipment (non-specific) was also confiscated. The NDS contact noted that the eight men had been involved in operations in Deh Salah district, Baghlan Province in the last few weeks and that they were lured to a meeting in Panjshir province by the district NDS chief Salem. The prisoners were handed over to NDS officials from Kabul on 010830ZSEP07 for further interrogation. COMBINED JOINT TASK FORCE- 82 COMBINED PRESS INFORMATION CENTER BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN APO AE 09354 Press Center: 0799-063-013 firstname.lastname@example.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2007 RELEASE # 014 Taliban leader captured in Panjshir PANJSHIR, Afghanistan A Taliban commander and seven recently-trained Taliban fighters on the run after a heavy firefight in neighboring Baghlan Province were captured here Saturday by Afghanistans National Directorate of Security. (For the rest of the release, see attachment)