KABUL, Afghanistan, July 8, 2010 – An Afghan-international security force captured a Haqqani terrorist network facilitator for bomb components and several other suspected insurgents in Afghanistan’s Khost province last night.
The combined force detained the insurgents, one of whom identified himself as the targeted facilitator, while searching a compound near the village of Khvajeh Mohammad Kala in Khost’s Terayzai district.
The security force found multiple automatic weapons, ammunition and grenades on the scene. No shots were fired, and the security force protected women and children who were present.
This is the third recent successful operation against this insurgent cell, officials said. Afghan and international forces killed Wahidullah, a Haqqani network commander and bomb specialist who was part of the captured facilitator’s cell May 13. A combined force also captured five of the facilitator’s associates, including his direct subordinate June 24.
From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release