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Senior Haqqani leader captured in Paktia

Senior Haqqani leader captured in Paktia

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Oct 01, 2011 - 17:26

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A senior Haqqani networkinfo-icon leader in Afghanistaninfo-icon was captured during a security operation in the Janikhel district of southeastern Paktia province on Tuesday, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) announced.

Haji Mali Khan, uncle of Sirajuddin Haqqani, was one of the highest-ranking members of the group, the NATOinfo-icon-led force said, blaming the detainee for managing militant bases and supervising their operations in Afghanistan and Pakistaninfo-icon

"Khan moved forces from Pakistan to Afghanistan to conduct terrorist activity.  Jalaluddin Haqqani consistently placed Khan in positions of high importance," a statement from the force said.

Having served as an emissary between Baitullah Mahsud and senior Haqqani leaders, Khan established a rebel camp in Mangal tribal lands, coordinated the transfer of money for insurgents and facilitated acquisition of supplies.

Before he was killed last year, Mahsud was the Tehrik-i-Talibaninfo-icon Pakistan leader who provided foreign fighters, including Uzbeks, to the Taliban and Haqqanis.  He led 20,000 rebels and organised attacks against Pakistani and Afghan targets.

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