A commander of the Haqqani Network was arrested on Tuesday in Nangarhar province, a local official said.
Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told TOLOnews that the commander’s name was Momen, also known as Khalid, and he was an active commander in the Haqqani network.
He was arrested yesterday by NDS forces while he was returning from Pakistan to Torkham.
According to Khogyani he was entering Afghanistan to “conduct terrorist activities.”
The arrested man confessed to being a Haqqani commander and to entering Afghanistan to engage in insurgent activities, said officials