Kabul: At least 12 commanders of Haqqani network were killed in an operation by Afghan forces in the country’s Khost province, officials said on Monday. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) — Afghanistan’s intelligence agency — said in a statement that the commanders were involved in destructive and terrorist activities in the province, TOLO News reported. One member of the Haqqani network was wounded and three others were arrested in the operation which was carried out in Sabari district, the statement said. A number of weapons and explosives were also seized during the operation. The Haqqani network is deemed a strong aide to the Taliban and is widely active in Afghanistan’s provinces of Khost, Paktia and Paktika.
It’s just one game into the new CFL season, and Tiger-Cats Head Coach and General Manager Kent Austin is already looking for ways to get his team to “kick it up a notch.”The Ticats announced Wednesday the signing of non-import kicker Brody McKnight. His signing comes in the wake of Luca Congi missing a key 34-yard field goal attempt in the 3rd quarter of last Friday’s loss to the Argos. Congi, who connected on 89% of his tries last season, was 2 for 3 last Friday. So, enter McKnight, a 23-year old Vancouver native who was drafted 8th overall out of the University of Montana by Montreal in 2012. McKnight also punts, which means some subtle pressure will also be felt by punter Josh Bartel.