The International Security Assistance Force confirmed Afghan and coalition forces detained a Haqqani leader in Khost province during a security operation Dec. 13.
The targeted individual facilitated the movement and emplacement of improvised explosive device and direct fire attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
Intelligence tips led the security force to a compound in Terayzai district to search for the leader. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the targeted compound peacefully before the joint force cleared and secured the buildings.
After the area was secure, the security force conducted initial questioning at the scene before detaining the targeted individual along with one of his associates. The security force also found multiple weapons including AK-47's 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