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US claims to have traced Haqqani

world Updated: May 01, 2012 01:57 IST

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US forces traced Sirajuddin Haqqani, the elusive operating chief of the al-Qaeda linked Haqqani network recently to Waziristan's main town of Miran Shah in Northwestern Pakistan.

Sirajuddin was found by American forces to be in the turbulent town during the recent militant attacks on Afghan capital Kabul.

This is for the first time that US officials have acknowledged tracing the Haqqani faction Taliban leader whose outfit they blame for the number of attacks on American establishments including the US embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul.

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