Haqqani Network facilitator and several insurgents captured in Afghanistan

September 13th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by BNO News  

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) — Afghan and coalition security forces captured a Haqqani Network facilitator, along with several insurgents, during two overnight operations in Khost province, NATO said on Monday.

Intelligence sources led to the two operations, the first in the village of Gotkay in Bak district and the second in the village of Kabal Kala in neighboring Terayzai district, in search for two Haqqani facilitators involved in coordinating attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and kidnapping local nationals. The facilitators also, according to NATO, gathered improvised explosive device (IED) materials and carried out attacks against Afghan civilians and Afghan and coalition forces.

Both combined security forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the searched compound peacefully and then secured the area. After initial questioning of the residents on scene, the security force identified the first facilitator and two of his associates hiding in a field and detained them without incident.

The second facilitator was not located, but the security force detained suspected insurgents after initial questioning of the residents at the scene. NATO said no shots were fired during the operation.

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