Sabari district, Khost province, today.
The security force was searching for an insurgent leader with ties to both the Taliban and Haqqani terrorist networks.
The leader serves as a financier for multiple insurgent networks in Sabari district. He also plans and executes assassinations against Afghan civilians, uses his residence as a staging point for insurgent operations, and facilitates weapons and military equipment for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
The security force also seized ammunition as a result of the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition force killed two insurgents during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Khanaqa district, Jowzjan province, yesterday. The leader is responsible for illegal tax collection in Jowzjan and Balkh provinces. He and his subordinates intimidate local civilians into paying illegitimate fees in order to fund Taliban operations. He has assassinated multiple village elders who have resisted his extortion activities. He also facilitates the movement of weapons and military equipment for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
An Afghan and coalition force killed one insurgent during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Sayyidabad district, Wardak province, Saturday. The leader is responsible for the coordination and execution of attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces in Sayyidabad district. He is involved in manufacturing and emplacing improvised explosive devices, in addition to procuring and distributing IED-making materials, weapons and military equipment for use in insurgent activities. The leader also oversees kidnapping operations against local Afghans.
Afghan National Army Special Forces and coalition forces killed two insurgents and detained one other in Shindand district, Herat province, yesterday. The joint forces were en route to a madrassa in Aziz Abad village to speak with religious leaders when they received small arms fire from three insurgents. The detainee is in custody of the Afghan National Police.