02 May '13, 5pm

ISAF targets 'insurgent leader' linked to Haqqanis, Pakistani Taliban, and 'Arabs'

Coalition and Afghan special operations forces yesterday targeted a "senior insurgent leader" with links to the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, the Haqqani Network, and "Arabs" operating in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. The leader also commands suicide bombers and runs a training camp in an undisclosed location along the Afghan-Pakistan border. Special operations forces targeted the leader during a raid yesterday in Nangarhar's Nazyan district, the International Security Assistance Force announced in a press release . One "insurgent" was killed and two others were wounded during the operation. It is unclear if the leader was among those killed or wounded. ISAF said the leader has "ties to both the Tehrik-e Taliban [Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan] and Haqqani terrorist networks." Both groups are closely allied to al Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban, and op...

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