An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Haqqani leader in Gomal district, Paktika province, today.
The leader conducts roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces in Sarobi district. He also coordinates the movement of insurgents and weapons throughout the region.
Two armed insurgents attempted to fire on the Afghan and coalition troops as they approached the leader’s suspected location. The security force returned fire, killing the insurgents. The security force recovered multiple AK-47s and magazines with ammunition and a post-incident assessment confirmed that no civilians were harmed during the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
Afghan forces, supported by coalition troops, conducted a search operation in Tarin Kot district, Uruzgan province, Saturday. Acting on a tip, the combined patrol searched a suspicious area and recovered 10 rocket-propelled grenades, eight fuel cells, 50 machine gun rounds and a rifle. One suspected insurgent was detained and the seized materials were confiscated to be destroyed.
In Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader today. The leader plans and coordinates roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition troops throughout the district. He also provides the insurgents under his control with weapons, ammunition and improvised explosive devices. The security force detained one insurgent as a result of the operation. The force also seized a rocket-propelled grenade launcher with rockets, several grenades, sniper ammunition and illegal narcotics.
Article by ISAF Joint Command