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Nato says captures senior Haqqani commander in Afghanistan

Oct 1, 2011, 3:38 a.m.

By Emma Graham-Harrison

KABUL (Reuters) - NATO-led forces said on Saturday that they had captured the senior commander for the Haqqani network in Afghanistan, Haji Mali Khan, during an operation in eastern Paktia province earlier in the week.

Khan is "the uncle of Siraj and Badruddin Haqqani," the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement, and had established a militant camp in Paktia province in the past year.

(Reporting by Hamid Shalizi, writing by Emma Graham-Harrison)

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