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Over 1,400 Haqqani network militants held this year: ISAF

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan says over 1,400 Haqqani network militants have been captured this year as the army kept up pressure on insurgents. The ISAF spokesman Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson today said, Haqqani is a mixture of insurgents and criminals in its network and finances itself out of all types of criminal activities including drugs. He said the network has link with al-Qaida and receives support of any kind from some foreign governments and that support must be stopped. A Taliban-affiliated militant group, the Haqqani network mostly operating in eastern Afghan provinces and capital Kabul, and were blamed for many high-profile attacks.

Monday , 10   October , 2011