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'Good Chance' Top Taliban Figure Captured

U.S. troops in Kandahar Province (file photo) (epa) May 19, 2006 -- An Afghan general said today that there is a "good chance" U.S.-led coalition forces have captured a senior Taliban figure in southern Afghanistan.

General Rahmatullah Raufi says a man fitting the description of one-legged Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah was captured during recent clashes in Kandahar Province.

Neither the U.S. military nor the Afghan government has confirmed the general's remarks.

(AFP, AP, Reuters)

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