Australian troops confirm capture of Taliban commander Atiqullah

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Melbourne, May 7 (ANI): The Australian military said on Friday that it had captured a Taliban commander in a joint operation Afghan police last month.

Atiqullah, was responsible for the kidnapping of New York Times journalist David Rodhe and two Afghans working with him.

"Taliban commander Mullah Atiqullah and two of his close associates were captured on the afternoon of April 3, in an Afghan-led operation," The Australian quoted a defence statement, s saying. (ANI)

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