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ISAF: Taliban commander captured in Afghanistan

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Zia Ul-Haq helped foreign fighters and suicide bombers get into Kabul, ISAF says
  • He was captured without a shot being fired

(CNN) -- Afghan and international forces captured a senior Taliban commander in Logar provice, NATO's International Security Assistance Force announced Sunday.

Zia Ul-Haq is accused of helping foreign fighters and suicide bombers get into the capital, Kabul.

He was captured along with a sub-commander and another insurgent on Wednesday, ISAF said in a statement.

The military surrounded a series of compounds in Pul-e 'Alam district and ordered everyone to come out, they said. They identified the three Taliban fighters by questioning everyone at the scene, they said.

They did not fire a shot during the operation, they said.