News: UPDATE: Afghan and coalition force captures Haqqani facilitator in Khost
KABUL, Afghanistan – The international security assistance force confirmed the capture of a Haqqani Network facilitator directly responsible for distributing weapons and improvised explosive device material to foreign fighters and Haqqani-affiliated networks during an Afghan and coalition force operation in Khost province Wednesday.
The security force targeted a compound near Chini Kala in Terayzai district to search for the facilitator. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all residents to peacefully exit the buildings and then secured the area. After questioning the residents at the scene, the assault force detained the facilitator and several additional suspected insurgents.
The assault force searched the area and found multiple rifles and a pistol at the scene. Afghan and coalition forces did not fire their weapons and they protected the women and children throughout the search.
“The Haqqani Network is notorious for facilitating foreign fighters into Afghanistan and equipping them to carry out attacks against the Afghan people,” said Col. Rafael Torres, ISAF Joint Command’s Combined Joint Operations Center director. “The foreign fighters have no stake in the security and stability of Afghanistan and we will not tolerate their violent and irresponsible actions.”