NATO-led Interantional Security Assistance Force following a statement announced, the Afghan special operations unit, supported by coalition troops, arrested a Haqqani explosives expert in Khost district, Khost province, today.
The explosives expert conducted improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the province. He also trained insurgents how to make and use IEDs. At the time of his arrest, the Haqqani explosives expert was in the process of building several IEDs.
During the operation, the security force also detained multiple suspected insurgents.
ISAF following the statement further added, in Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban weapons dealer and detained several suspected insurgents. The weapons dealer distributed illegal weapons, including rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles, to insurgents throughout northern Kandahar.
Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the reports.