KABUL, Afghanistan, June 18, 2013 - A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed two extremists during a search for a senior Haqqani network leader in the Zurmat district of Afghanistan's Paktia province yesterday, military officials reported.
The Haqqani leader controls a group responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and facilitates the movement of suicide bombers and improvised explosive devices and components.
Also yesterday, Afghan special forces soldiers, advised by coalition forces, detained five enemy fighters in Farah province's Bala Boluk district.
In Helmand province June 15, Afghan and coalition security forces worked
together in three operations that resulted in confiscation of Afghan police
uniforms and caches of weapons and explosive materials. Four enemy fighters were
arrested in connection with the discoveries. They also are suspected of
kidnapping local Afghans for ransom.