A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Haqqani leader in Manduzai district, Khost province, today.
The leader operates an insurgent cell in Nadir Shah Kot district and plans roadside bomb attacks throughout the area.
During the operation, the security force observed a group of insurgents burying a 100 pound (45 kilogram) bomb alongside a road. The security force assessed the threat and called for a precision airstrike, killing two insurgents.
Three additional insurgents were detained following the air strike.
The security force confiscated a rocket propelled grenade, multiple firearms and bomb-making materials during the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
In Baghlan-e Jadid district, Baghlan province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban facilitator today. The facilitator makes homemade explosives, constructs roadside bombs and supplies bomb-making materials to insurgent groups throughout Baghlan-e Jadid district. The security force confiscated bomb-making material, multiple weapons and ammunition and detained multiple suspected insurgents during the operation.
An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Haqqani leader during an operation in Nadir Shah Kot district, Khost province, today. The leader trained insurgent fighters and directed roadside bomb attacks. Two additional suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.
Article by ISAF Joint Command