Afghan and coalition forces detained more than 10 suspected insurgents while searching for a Haqqani senior leader and his deputy in Khost province yesterday.
The targeted individuals facilitate the movement of improvised explosive device materials and coordinates emplacement.
The first security force followed intelligence reports to a series of compounds in Terayzai district to search for the senior leader. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the compounds peacefully before the joint security force cleared and secured the buildings.
After initial questioning at the scene, the security force detained numerous suspected insurgents. The assault force also discovered multiple weapons at the scene.
The second security force targeted a remote compound in Bak district. Afghan forces conducted the callout and after initial questioning, the security force detained several additional suspected insurgents. The security force also found multiple automatic weapons, linked ammunition and opium at the scene.
The assault forces did not fire their weapons and they protected the women and children for the duration of the searches.
Article by ISAF Joint Command