An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Haqqani Network weapons and ammunition facilitator during an operation in Khost province overnight.
The targeted individual also coordinated attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
Based on intelligence reports, the security force targeted a series of compounds in Sabari District to search for the facilitator and another Haqqani leader who conducts indirect fire attacks on a nearby combat outpost. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully, and then the joint security force cleared and secured the area.
After initial questioning at the scene, the security force identified and detained the facilitator along with several of his associates.
The security force also discovered multiple automatic weapons, rifles and magazines along with a scope and a grenade at the scene.
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