World Bulletin / News Desk
A high-level Taliban commander in northern Afghanistan, Mullah Abdul Rahman, has been captured in a joint Afghan-NATO operation, police said on Tuesday.
Kunduz province police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Husseini said, "he encouraged insurgents to plant roadside bombs and stage high-profile attacks on Afghan officials."
Husseini said Rahman, whom NATO has described as a "Taliban financier" in the north, was captured in Kunduz's Char Darah district last Friday.
A spokesman for NATO's Afghan force said it could not immediately comment.
German media said Germany's elite KSK force was involved in the operation to capture Rahman, whom they said had orchestrated attacks on German soldiers.
With violence intensifying 11 years into the war, there is concern over how the 350,000-strong Afghan security forces will manage once most foreign troops leave by the end of 2014.
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Germany's defence minister has lobbied India for the sale of Eurofighters and submarines as part of a multi-billion dollar Indian project.
The Former Thai PM's passport has been revoked in relation to an interview he gave to South Korean newspaper.
Indonesia will place around 200 Rohingya children - many of whom lost parents at sea at the hands of people traffickers - to be placed in Muslim boarding schools.
The increasing amount of bribes in Cambodia have impeded business growth for small and medium size businesses.
An investigation has begun into the former head of healthcare in China for bribery.
Violent protests have been witnessed at the Punjab assembly over the killing of a lawyer and his colleague on Tuesday.
Four Taliban fighters were killed in an overnight attack in a Kabul guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter.
Indonesian's Aceh has struggled to accommodate the inflow of migrants' needs.