Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

Nato captures Haqqani terror leader

Nato said it has captured a senior leader of the al Qaida and Taliban-allied Haqqani terror network operating inside Afghanistan.

Nato announced that the coalition forces seized Haji Mali Khan during an operation in eastern Paktia province, which borders Pakistan.

The alliance called it a significant milestone in the fight against the terror group.

Nato identified Khan as an uncle of Siraj and Badruddin Haqqani, two of the sons of the network's ageing leader Jalaludin Haqqani.

The Pakistan-based network is affiliated to both the Taliban and al Qaida and has been described as the most serious security threat in Afghanistan.


From Belfast Telegraph