Afghan and coalition security forces killed several insurgents and detained one suspected insurgent during an operation targeting a Haqqani senior leader in Khost province yesterday.
The targeted individual coordinates suicide attacks in Sabari district as well as improvised explosive device attacks against coalition forces operating in the area.
Intelligence reports led the security force to a compound east of Taraka in Sabari district to search for the targeted individual. As the security force approached, they immediately took contact from insurgents in established fighting positions. The security force responded, killing several insurgents and destroying their fighting positions.
Afghan forces then called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully before the joint security force cleared the compound finding multiple grenades, automatic weapons, a pistol and IED materials, including blasting caps. After initial questioning at the scene, the security force detained the suspected insurgent.
The assault force ensured the safety of the women and children for the duration of the search.
Article by ISAF Joint Command