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Senior Haqqani network figure captured in Nangarhar

Senior Haqqani network figure captured in Nangarhar

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May 17, 2015 - 21:34

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A senior Haqqani Networkinfo-icon leader and his accomplice have been arrested in eastern Nangarhar province along with propaganda materials, the governor’s house said on Sunday.

The senior figure worked as the terrorist network’s propaganda chief and judicial official for eastern Laghman province, a statement from the governor’s house said.

It said the two were arrested in Nangarhar on their way from Torkham to Kabulinfo-icon. The two possessed ten electric capsules, six big and small propaganda signs, the statement said.

It added the two had confessed to their crimes and were currently being interrogated by intelligence officials.

The statement also said intelligence operatives had arrested Talibaninfo-icon’s Amar Bil Maroof Wa Nahi Anil Munkar (Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice) chief for the Hesarak district.

The detainee had confessed to his involvement in a series of attacks on foreign troops and supply of weapons and logistics to militants.

However, the statement did not provide the exact time and locations of the arrests.

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