Skip to comments.Afghan, Coalition Forces Target Haqqani Network Facilitator in Khost
Posted on 01/10/2011 5:30:38 PM PST by SandRat
KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 10, 2011) Afghan and coalition forces detained a Haqqani Network facilitator who operates between Sabari and Khost districts, along with several suspected insurgents, during a joint security operation in Khost province yesterday.
The Haqqani Network facilitator is responsible for the transportation of improvised explosive devices, homemade explosives and machine guns that are used for attacks on Afghan National Army and coalition force bases. He is known to have close contacts with other Haqqani Network leaders in the area.
Security forces followed leads to a series of buildings in Musa Kehl district. Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search of the buildings.
The security force detained the Haqqani Network facilitator along with several suspected insurgents after initial questioning for their involvement in insurgent activities.
Security forces recovered a machine gun with 200 rounds, multiple AK-47s, rifles, a pistol and a chest rack.
The security force conducted the operation without firing their weapons and no women or children were injured or detained during the operation.