Haqqani facilitator captured in Khost overnight
Afghan and coalition security forces captured a Haqqani Network facilitator known to make and distribute improvised explosive device materials throughout the province, during an overnight operation in Khost province.
Intelligence tips led the security force to a compound in Khost district to search for the facilitator. 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 area.
After initial questioning at the scene, the security force detained the facilitator along with two of his associates. The security force also discovered multiple weapons and magazines, along with a grenade at the scene.
The assault force did not fire their weapons and they protected the women and children for the duration of the search.
Article by ISAF Joint Command