Police arrest senior Haqqani Network commander in Nangarhar

Salaam Times

NANGARHAR -- Afghan police arrested a commander of the Haqqani Network in Nangarhar Province, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Wednesday (March 6).

The suspect, identified as Mullah Mirwais, was arrested Tuesday (March 5) in Jalalabad, said the statement.

Mirwais led a 40-member group in Nangarhar Province and was responsible for planning several suicide attacks and assassinations in the province, according to the statement.

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