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Senior Member of Haqqani Network Arrested in Kabul

(Last Updated On: October 23, 2017)

Afghan intelligence agency has arrested a key member of the Haqqani Network in the capital Kabul, the agency said Monday.

According to a statement released by the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the individual was a key member of the Taliban group and had close relation with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Haqqani and Al-Qaeda Networks.

He was identified as Mullah Soar Gul also known as Mawlawi Bashir Musahi.

“During the last 12 years, the individual was actively involved in transferring suicide attackers to Kabul city,” the statement said.

The statement further added that he was involved in destructive and terror attacks, attacks on security checkpoints, ambushing security convoys, planting roadside bombs, carrying out suicide attacks and kidnapping foreign nationals.

NDS says he used to hide in Kharwar district of Logar province after performing such attacks.

“He had received 1.5 million Pakistani rupees from a Pakistani general and had formed a new front under the name of Khalid Bin Walid,” the statement stated.

The statement claims that Mullah Bashir was in charge of dozens of armed insurgents in Kharwar and Muhammad Agha districts of Logar, Musahi district of Kabul, Gardez city, Zurmat district of Paktia and Khost province.

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