Afghan, coalition force kill armed insurgents during Paktika operation
An Afghan and coalition security force targeting a Haqqani Network facilitator responsible for handling logistical requirements in Ziruk district of Paktika province, killed more than 10 armed insurgents during an overnight operation in the province.
Based on intelligence tips, the security force targeted a series of compounds near the village of Srah Meydan Kalay in Ziruk district to search for the targeted individual. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully, and then the joint security force cleared and secured the compounds.
After initial questioning at the scene, the security force detained several suspected insurgents.
During the operation, coalition aircraft identified groups of armed insurgents as they maneuvered from an enemy camp toward the security force. Coalition forces killed numerous insurgents carrying various weapons including a pistol, multiple automatic weapons, fragmentation grenades and rocket-propelled grenades.
The assault force protected the women and children for the duration of the search.
Article by ISAF Joint Command