News: Haqqani shadow governor captured in Khost
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force captured the Haqqani Network shadow governor for Spera District, during an overnight operation in Khost province.
The shadow governor coordinates the facilitation of foreign fighters from Pakistan and coordinates and conducts ambush attacks in the district.
Based on intelligence tips, the security force targeted a compound north of Kamkay Mazghus in Khost District to search for the shadow governor. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully, and then the security force cleared and secured the area.
After initial questioning at the scene, the shadow governor identified himself as the targeted individual for the operation and was detained.
The assault force did not fire their weapons and they protected the women and children for the duration of the search.