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Key Haqqani commander detained in Khost

Key Haqqani commander detained in Khost

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Oct 05, 2015 - 18:36

KABULinfo-icon/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A key commander of the Haqqani networkinfo-icon has been detained in southeastern Khost province, the spy service said on Monday.

Commander Nimatullah alias Khalid was trying to cross Durand Lineinfo-icon into Afghanistaninfo-icon when he was arrested while wearing womeninfo-icon’s cloths and burqainfo-icon, the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) said in a statement.

Khalid, the leader of 100 Haqqani fighters and shadow commander for Dwamanda district, was moving from Miran Shah area of Pakistaninfo-icon to Khost province to carry out disruptive activities in Khost City, the statement claimed.

Separately, seven suspected insurgents, including a Pakistani national, were detained and 97 kilograms of drugs were recovered from two smugglers in the eastern province of Nangarhar, police spokesman said.

Col. Hazrat Hussain said Abdul Raziq, a suspected Pakistani national, was detained in Haska Mina district while six others were detained during an operation in Bati Kot district of the province.

Two drug smugglers detained in Surkhrod district possessed 97 kg of hashish, he said.

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