Afghan and coalition security forces detained a Haqqani Network leader following a joint military operation at eastern Paktika province.

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement on Friday announced, In Sarobi district, Paktika province, an Afghan and coalition security force detained a Haqqani leader during an operation today.

The source further added, the leader controlled a large group of insurgents and conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces in the district.

During the operation, the security force also detained multiple additional insurgents and seized several AK-47s, grenades and magazines of ammunition, ISAF said following the statement.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the report.