Coalition forces conducted a precision air strike in Paktiya province Sunday, killing Abdul Jabar, Haqqani Network sub-commander, who reportedly conducted improvised explosive device attacks against the Afghan people during Saturday's election.
Afghan and coalition security forces conducted more than 15 operations in seven Afghan provinces prior to and during the elections, which resulted in seven insurgent leaders captured and five killed, all of whom were actively planning attacks against the elections.
Acting on intelligence tips, coalition forces tracked the commander to a remote area in Sayyid Karam District. After identifying insurgent activity and conducting careful planning to ensure no civilians were present, coalition forces conducted the precision airstrike against Abdul Jabar.
The security force did an assessment of the engagement area from coalition aircraft and confirmed Abdul Jabar was killed in the strike.
Article by ISAF Joint Command