ISLAMABAD: Pakistani intelligence agencies captured an “important” al Qaeda leader, Naamen Meziche, during an operation near the Pakistan-Iran border, officials said on Wednesday.
Meziche is believed to have links with militant groups based in Europe, and media reports say he may have played a role in the 9/11 attacks.
The French national of Algerian origin worked closely with another al Qaeda leader, Younis al-Mauritani, who was responsible for international operations, officials said.
Mauritani was captured by authorities in September last year.
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