News: Haqqani Network leader captured by Afghan-led force
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition security forces detained several insurgents in Khost province overnight, including a Haqqani Network leader responsible for attacks against coalition forces.
The leader was detained by coalition forces previously and spent a year in custody before being released in April 2009, when he resumed his illegal activities.
Intelligence reports led the security force to a compound east of Guldar in Bak district to search for the targeted individual. 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 leader along with two of his associates. The security force also discovered multiple automatic weapons and rifles, a machine gun, magazines and military uniforms at the scene.
The assault force did not fire their weapons and they protected the women and children for the duration of the search.