Afghans arrest commander of group that claimed killing Swedish journalist

January 28, 2015 7:36 AM

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KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said on Wednesday it had arrested a commander of a militant group known as the "Suicide Front", that claimed responsibility last year for the execution-style killing of a Swedish journalist.

Nils Horner, 51, who worked for Swedish Radio and held dual British-Swedish nationality, was shot dead in the capital's diplomatic quarter in last March. The killing compounded fears of deteriorating security ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign troops.

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