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An Afghan and coalition security force killed a Haqqani Network facilitator and captured another in Sabari District, Khost province, today.

The facilitators were responsible for planning and carrying out improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan civilians, Afghan and coalition forces. The second individual was also responsible for indirect-fire attacks throughout Sabari District.

Intelligence reports led the security force to the location of the two Haqqani facilitators. During the operation, the two Haqqani facilitators attempted to flee the area. One engaged the force while fleeing and the security force returned fire, killing him.

The second insurgent fled in a different direction, then turned towards the security force, presenting a hostile threat. The force engaged and wounded him. He was treated on site and evacuated to a nearby coalition forward operating base, where he was treated and then detained.

There were no other shots fired and no damage done to the targeted compound. Several individuals were detained during the operation, including the facilitator.

In other ISAF news throughout Afghanistan:

North

An Afghan and coalition security force targeted an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader in the Dara Soof Payan District, Samangan province today. The leader is responsible for direct attacks and IED attacks targeting Afghan civilians and Afghan and coalition security forces. He is involved in the construction, facilitation and employment of IEDs in the Samangan province.

Based on local tips the joint security force targeted a compound where Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan activity was suspected. The security force isolated the compound and cleared the building. After questioning, the force apprehended several suspected Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan insurgents. Security forces also found and destroyed an AK-47, one pistol and a variety of ammunition.

South

An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban IED facilitator in Dand District, Kandahar province today. The facilitator is responsible for the acquisition, movement and employment of explosive devices used in attacks against Afghan civilians, Afghan and coalition forces.

Multiple intelligence sources led the joint security force to the Taliban facilitator’s location. After surrounding the compound, the security force used a loud speaker to call for all residents to exit the buildings peacefully. The residents exited the compound peacefully, allowing the joint security force to ensure the safety of all civilians. The security force identified and apprehended the Taliban facilitator after initial questioning.

A separate Afghan and coalition security force targeted a Taliban IED cell leader in Kandahar today. The leader is responsible for planning, preparing and executing explosive-device attacks on Afghan civilians, Afghan and coalition security forces.

The joint security force targeted the leader’s suspected compound in Kandahar City based on tips from citizens. The security team contained the area and detained several suspected insurgents. There were no shots fired and no damage done to the targeted compound.

Afghan and coalition security forces targeted a Taliban IED cell leader today in Qalat District, Zabul province. The facilitator delivers explosive device materials throughout the Tarnek Wa Jaldak and Qalat Districts. He is responsible for the construction of explosive devices. The facilitator also coordinates the harassment of locals who do not support the Taliban.

The security force was alerted of the Taliban cell leader’s location by local tips from citizens. The force cleared the targeted area, detaining one suspected Taliban insurgent for questioning.

Article by ISAF Joint Command