Top Taliban leader nabbed in Afghanistan: ISAF

A senior Taliban leader has been captured in Afghanistan`s Zabul province, ISAF said Wednesday.

Updated: Aug 01, 2012, 18:13 PM IST

Kabul: A senior Taliban leader has been captured in Afghanistan`s Zabul province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said Wednesday.

"An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a senior Taliban leader in Tarnak wa Jaldak district, Zabul province, during an operation yesterday (Tuesday)," Xinhua quoted the ISAF as saying in a press release.

The senior Taliban leader organised a complex Improvised Explosive Device (IED) network responsible for multiple IED attacks in the region, according to the release which did not disclose the leader`s name.

"He was also responsible for directing suicide bombings and for planning and executing multiple attacks against Afghan security forces and civilians throughout the district," it said.

IANS