February 23rd, 2010
05:00 PM ET

Forces in Afghanistan told to limit nighttime raids

A new classified directive to coalition forces in Afghanistan puts restrictions on nighttime raids of Afghan homes and compounds, according to a senior U.S. official who has seen the document. The official declined to be identified because a declassified version of the document has not been made public. The directive is signed by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, the official said. Full story

February 23rd, 2010
01:58 PM ET

Around the Web: Pakistan captures another Taliban leader

Another senior Afghan Taliban leader has been arrested in Pakistan, two Pakistani intelligence officials told CNN.

Security forces arrested Mullah Abdul Kabir last week from a religious school in the district of Nowshera, 54 miles (88 km) northwest of Islamabad, the officials said.

Mullah Kabir served on the Taliban's Council of Ministers and governed the eastern zone of Afghanistan during the Taliban rule of the 1990s, said Imtiaz Gul, head of the Islamabad-based Center for Research and Security Studies.

Kabir is the fourth Afghan Taliban leader to be arrested by Pakistani security forces in the past several weeks. 

In a statement to CNN, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid denied that Mullah Kabir had been arrested.

Other reporting on the arrest: Washington Post; New York Times; Los Angeles Times; BBC; Globe and Mail.

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February 23rd, 2010
07:47 AM ET

10 killed in attacks in Afghanistan

Ten people were killed in separate motorcycle bomb attacks in Afghanistan Tuesday morning, government officials said. One attack occurred in Helmand province where NATO troops have launched an offensive against the Taliban.   Full story


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