By U.S. Army Spc. Leslie Goble
RC-East Public Affairs

LAGHMAN, Afghanistan (Nov. 4, 2011) –
The Afghan National Army and Coalition forces captured Rashid Ahmad Arshad, a known Haqqani facilitator, at a traffic control point in southern Laghman Province, Nov. 3.

Arshad aided Haqqani by moving weapons and contraband throughout eastern Afghanistan. Combined forces set-up the traffic control point after receiving information of insurgent movement in the area.

Arshad and two other individuals were taken into Coalition custody of forces after they were positively identified as insurgents wanted for questioning. Arshad remains in Coalition custody.

There were no Coalition or Afghan civilian injuries.