Afghan, coalition forces detain Haqqani Network facilitator in Khost
Afghan and coalition forces detained a Haqqani Network facilitator who operated in Sabari and Khost Districts of Khost province along with one suspected insurgent during a security operation in the province yesterday.
The Haqqani Network facilitator provided guidance and directed attacks against Afghan National Army and coalition forces in Sabari, Bak, and Terayzai Districts. He was associated with other Haqqani Network leaders in the area. Recent reporting indicates he received an update from a Haqqani network leader of a planned attack targeting coalition forces.
Security forces followed leads to a targeted location in Khost Fistrict, where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit out of the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. The security team detained the Haqqani Network facilitator and a suspected insurgent based on initial questioning at the scene.
The security force recovered multiple AK-47s, pistols, chest racks and ammunition at the scene.
Article by ISAF Joint Command