NATO forces say they have killed one of the leaders of the Haqqani network that is suspected of being behind the Tuesday siege on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul that left 22 people dead, including 11 civilians. Ismail Jan, a leading commander of the Haqqani militant group, is believed to have been killed in an air strike Wednesday in the eastern province of Paktia. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the hotel siege, but NATO says it was jointly carried out by the Qaeda-linked Haqqani network. The NATO-led ISAF force said in a statement that Jan was suspected of providing “material support” to the attackers.
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