Kabul: The international force in
Afghanistan says it has captured a Taliban commander
responsible for bringing Pakistani militants across the border
to launch attacks.
NATO says combined international and Afghan forces
seized the Taliban chieftain in the eastern province of
Nangarhar on Tuesday.
It said in a statement today he facilitated a recent
influx of operatives for Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani militia
accused of terrorist attacks. NATO did not identify him by
name for intelligence reasons.
NATO has recently ratcheted up its pursuit of
insurgent leaders, staging near-nightly raids it says have
captured more than 100 senior Taliban figures since April.
However, the number of attacks by insurgents has not declined.