Haqqani commander ‘killed in Afghan strike’: NATO


The NATO-led force in Afghanistan said Wednesday it had killed another senior member of the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani netowrk in an air strike near the Pakistani border.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) identified the militant as Dilawar, a lieutenant of Haji Mali Khan, said to be the senior leader in Afghanistan and whose capture the military announced last week.
Dilawar, who like many Afghans goes by one name, “was a principal subordinate to Haji Mali Khan… Dilawar was killed exactly one week following Khan’s capture,” ISAF said in a statement.
His death was “another significant loss for the insurgent group,” it added.
The military accused Dilawar of coordinating attacks against Afghan forces and moving weapons along the Afghan-Pakistani border.