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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

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A combined Afghan and coalition force detained numerous suspected insurgents during a security operation targeting a Haqqani Network facilitator in Sayyid Karam District, Paktiya province, today.

The facilitator plans high-profile attacks in the district and has close associations with other facilitators and prominent Haqqani leaders.

The combined force was led to the target compound based on intelligence tips. After isolating the compound, the security force called all occupants to exit the building peacefully.

The suspected Haqqani insurgents were detained for further questioning. An AK-47 and multiple grenades were found on the premises. No shots were fired in the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

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A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader and two suspected insurgents during a security operation in Baghlan-e Jadid District, Baghlan province, yesterday. The leader was an improvised explosive device expert who was directly responsible for conducting attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He was also a key member in the Baghlan suicide-attack network.

Based on multiple intelligence sources, the security force targeted the leader’s compound in Baghlan-e Jadid. The combined security force secured the targeted area, then called for all occupants to exit the premises peacefully. After ensuring the safety of the women and children, the force conducted their search and interviewed residents at the compound. Security forces identified and detained the Taliban leader along with two other suspected insurgents. No shots were fired during the operation.

Article by ISAF Joint Command