Combined Force Captures Haqqani Operative

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 16, 2011 — A com­bined Afghan and coali­tion secu­ri­ty force cap­tured a Haqqani net­work facil­i­ta­tor in the Pul‑e Alam dis­trict of Afghanistan’s Log­ar province yes­ter­day, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.

The facil­i­ta­tor par­tic­i­pat­ed in attacks, pro­vid­ed mate­ri­als for build­ing road­side bombs, and sup­plied weapons and ammu­ni­tion to insur­gent fight­ers in the district. 

The secu­ri­ty force also seized mul­ti­ple weapons and mil­i­tary uni­forms and detained sev­er­al oth­er sus­pect­ed insur­gents dur­ing the operation. 

In oth­er Afghanistan oper­a­tions yesterday: 

— A com­bined force cap­tured a Tal­iban facil­i­ta­tor and detained two oth­er sus­pects in the Kan­da­har dis­trict of Kan­da­har province. 

— In the Khugyani dis­trict of Nan­garhar province, a com­bined force detained mul­ti­ple sus­pects while search­ing for a Tal­iban facil­i­ta­tor. The facil­i­ta­tor sup­plies Tal­iban fight­ers with road­side bomb com­po­nents and explosives. 

— A com­bined force found and destroyed sev­en mor­tar rounds, a recoil­less rifle, a assault rifle, sev­er­al grenades, impro­vised explo­sive device-mak­ing mate­ri­als, and 180 rounds of small-arms ammu­ni­tion in the Dowlat Shah dis­trict of Lagh­man province. 

— In the Bagram dis­trict of Par­wan province, a coali­tion force seized 58 mor­tars and some artillery rounds. 

— A com­bined force detained two sus­pects dur­ing a search for a Tal­iban leader in the Jaghatu dis­trict of War­dak province. The leader coor­di­nates attacks against coali­tion forces. 

— In the Behsud dis­trict of Nan­garhar province, a com­bined force detained mul­ti­ple sus­pects while search­ing for an al-Qai­da facil­i­ta­tor. The facil­i­ta­tor trans­ports insur­gent fight­ers and sup­plies between Nan­garhar and Kunar provinces. A machine gun and hun­dreds of ammu­ni­tion rounds were confiscated. 

— A com­bined force detained a sus­pect dur­ing a search for a Tal­iban leader in the Rashidan dis­trict of Ghazni province. 

— In the Nadir Shah Kot dis­trict of Khost province, a com­bined force detained sev­er­al sus­pects dur­ing a search for a Haqqani net­work facil­i­ta­tor who dis­trib­utes weapons and road­side bomb mate­ri­als through­out the region. 

From an Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Release 

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