Forces conduct precision air strike on Haqqani Network leader
Afghan and coalition forces killed Tofan, a Haqqani Network leader, and one suspected insurgent with a precision air strike in Sabari District, Khost province yesterday.
Tofan was a Haqqani leader operating in Sabari District where the strike took place. He facilitated the movement of improvised explosive devices from Pakistan to insurgent groups operating in the area. The insurgent leader recently assumed a leadership position and was responsible for planning recent IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces operating in the district.
Following intelligence tips, Tofan and one suspected insurgent were identified in a remote area. The precision air strike was conducted after ensuring no civilians were present.
A follow-on security force confirmed Tofan and another suspected insurgent were killed in the strike. An AK-47, ammunition along with multiple pistols, grenades and chest racks were recovered by the security force.
Article by ISAF Joint Command