Afghans bust Pakistani bombmaker
A Pakistani man accused of aiding al-Qaeda and the Taleban has been held in a joint US-Afghan operation, security sources have told the BBC. The governor of Kunar Province in Afghanistan said that Haji Nadir was a "trusted al-Qaeda
number 3 operative" and was in Afghanistan to carry out attacks.
Security sources said Mr Nadir was suspected of training fighters and making bombs for use in Afghanistan. He has been taken to Bagram air base for questioning by American forces.
Mr Nadir was arrested on Thursday in Afghanistan's Kunar Province, after crossing the border from Pakistan. Security sources said Mr Nadir, from Dir district in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, had been actively involved in the increasing number of roadside bombings carried out by insurgents in the eastern Kunar Province.
There have been at least 10 roadside bombs this year, compared to 17 in 2005 and five in 2005.
Posted by: Dan Darling 2006-03-12