Afghan and coalition forces captured a Haqqani facilitator operating in Terayzai and Sabari Districts during a security operation yesterday.
The targeted individual facilitated the movement of weapons, ammunition and improvised explosive device materials for insurgent groups in the area.
The security force followed intelligence reports to a compound in Terayzai district to search for the facilitator. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the compound peacefully before the joint force cleared and secured the buildings.
Initial questioning at the scene helped identify the facilitator, who was detained along with two of his associates. The security force also found an automatic weapon at the scene.
The security force has focused attention on the Haqqani Network cells operating in Khost province. Security operations since Nov. 1 has resulted in more than 25 leaders captured or killed.
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