KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2009 - Coalition forces detained nine suspected militants during an operation aimed at the Haqqani terrorist network in Afghanistan's Khowst province yesterday, military officials reported.
The operation in the province's Khowst district, southeast of Kabul, targeted a Haqqani militant believed to facilitate attacks against local civilians and against Afghan and coalition forces.
Officials said intelligence also suggested the targeted militant has facilitated the movement of foreign fighters into eastern Afghanistan.
(American Forces Press Service; From a U.S. Forces Afghanistan news release.)