AFGHANISTAN: ‘ Two Senior Commanders of Haqqani Network Captured by Afghan Forces ‘

#AceNewsServices – AFGHANISTAN – October 16 – Two senior leaders of the Haqqani network have been captured by Afghan security forces, officials said Thursday.

Afghanistan Security forces captures two Senior Haqqani Commanders

Afghanistan Security forces captures two Senior Haqqani Commanders

The hardline group is behind sophisticated attacks on Afghan and NATO forces.

' Jalaluddin Haqqani '

‘ Jalaluddin Haqqani ‘

The National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan intelligence agency, arrested Anas Haqqani,

Anas Haqqani

Anas Haqqani

the son of the network’s founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, late Tuesday along with Hafiz Rashid, another commander, AFP reported.

“We hope that these two arrests will have direct consequences on the network and their center of command,” NDS spokesman Haseeb Sediqi said.

The Haqqani network was founded by Jalaluddin Haqqani — an Afghan guerrilla leader bankrolled by the United States to fight Soviet troops in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

Now in his 70s and frail, he is believed to live with his family in Pakistan.

In the 1980s Jalaluddin was close to the CIA and Pakistani intelligence. He allied himself to the Taliban after they took power in Kabul in 1996, serving as a cabinet minister under the militia’s supreme leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar.

When American troops arrived after the 9/11 attacks, Haqqani sought refuge in Pakistan’s tribal district of North Waziristan and became one of the first anti-US commanders based in the border areas.

He has training bases in eastern Afghanistan and is close to Al-Qaeda. His fighters are active across east and southeast Afghanistan and in the capital Kabul.

The network is militarily the most capable of the Afghan Taliban factions and operates independently but remains loyal to Mullah Omar.

Unidentified gunmen attacked and killed Nasiruddin Haqqani, the group’s chief fundraiser and another son of its founder, on the edge of Islamabad last year.

A car bomb attack that killed more than 40 people in the Urgun district of Afghanistan’s Paktika province in July was blamed on the Haqqani network.



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AFGHANISTAN: ' Suicide Bomber in a Truck Blew Himself Up Outside Intelligence Headquarters Killing at Least Two People As Fighting Intensifies '

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – August 30 – A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense fire-fight with security forces, officials said.

After the bombing outside the headquarters of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Jalalabad, militants battled with security forces for an hour before authorities were able to put down the attack, said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the Nangarhar governor.

He would not say how many attackers were involved or whether they were all killed or some escaped. He said authorities were searching the grounds.

Abdulzai put the death toll at two and said they were both from the NDS, but Najibullah Kamawal, the top provincial health official, said six bodies had been brought to the hospital.

Conflicting death tolls are common in the immediate aftermath of such bombings.

Kamawal said 45 people were wounded. The powerful explosion shook the entire neighborhood, breaking nearby windows and startling residents.


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` NDS of Afghanistan has Confirmed that 24 Taliban Militants were Killed in the last 24 Hours by Security Forces ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – April 05 – (KP) – At least 24 Taliban militants were killed and 4 others were injured during military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.

The operations were conducted by Afghan national police (ANP) forces in cooperation with the Afghan national army (ANA) and Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives.

The interior ministry of Afghanistan following a statement said the operations were conducted in Baghan, Maidan Wardak, Paktika and Helmand provinces.

Interior ministry confirmed 24 Taliban militants were killed, 4 Taliban militants were injured and 7 others were detained during the operations.


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` National Directorate Security have Foiled a `Terrorist Attack ‘ plot ‘ in ` Kabul City’ Eve of Afghanistan Elections ‘

#AceWorldNews – KABUL – April 04 – (KP) – The Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) foiled a terrorist attack plot in capital Kabul on Friday evening (KP)

National Directorate of Security (NDS) following a statement said a suspected militant was arrested in connection to the attack plot by Afghan intelligence operatives during an operation in Kabul city.

The statement further added that the detained militant was recognized as Shah Agha, who was appointed to coordinate attack during the elections day.

NDS also added that Afghan intelligence operatives discovered and seized 2 RPG rocket launchers along with its 35 rockets, 28 AK-47 rifle, 3 pistols, 11 police jackets, 31 police uniforms, various other types of weapons along military equipments.

The weapons and military equipment were stored in the residential house of Shah Agha in the 11th district of Kabul city, NDS said, adding that further investigations have been launched regarding the terrorist attack plot.


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` Pakistani and Afghan Taliban Militants clash in Middle Eastern ` Paktika ‘ Province in `Wana ‘ District – Reports ‘

#AceWorldNews – KABUL – April 04 – (KP) – Reports that Heavy clashes were reported among the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban militants in eastern Paktika province of Afghanistan on Friday.

Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) officials said the incident took place around 12:40 pm local time in Wana district.

The officials further added that a group of the Pakistani Taliban militants were looking to storm the election sites in Paktika province, however Afghan Taliban militants opposed with them which erupted heavy gun battle between the two sides.


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