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Afghan Commander Involved In Capture Of Bowe Bergdahl Believed To Be Killed
Peshawar, Pakistan (KMVT-TV, KTWT-TV) – A United States drone attack at a militant hideout near the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan killed six suspected militants on Friday. This included a key Afghan commander wanted by the United States, Pakistani intelligence officials said. Sangreen Zadran was a key commander in the Haqqani network, considered by U.S. officials to be one of the most dangerous factions battling American troops in Afghanistan. He was staying at a large compound near the border town of Ghulam Khan in the North Waziristan tribal region when the missiles destroyed it early Friday, officials said. Clerics announced his death over an area mosque's loudspeakers within hours of the strike. There is no U.S. confirmation of his death, but CBS News has confirmed it with a Pakistani government source and a source with ties to the Haqqani network. Zadran was involved in the June 2009 capture of American P.O.W. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl is still unaccounted for.