Militant captured in Afghanistan could be top Taliban leader

Militant captured in Afghanistan could be top Taliban leader
Militant captured in Afghanistan could be top Taliban leader

U.S.-led coalition forces captured a militant fighter with only one leg in a battle this week in southern Afghanistan , and it was possible the militant could be top Taliban leader Mullah Dadullah, an Afghan general said Friday.

The militant was captured in a joint Afghan-coalition operation in Kandahar province on Wednesday, said Gen. Rehmatullah Raufi, the head of Afghan military's southern region.

Dadullah, who lost a leg fighting for the Taliban during its rise to power in the mid-1990s, is one of the hard-line militia's top commanders, responsible for operations in eastern and southeastern Afghanistan, and as such, a man wanted by the U.S.-led coalition hunting Taliban and al-Qaida fighters, reports the AP.