KABUL (Agencies) International and Afghan troops captured a Taliban commander responsible for bringing Pakistani militants across the border to launch attacks, the alliance claimed Friday as US-led forces ratchet up their pursuit of insurgent leaders. The coalition is touting a string of successes in capturing or killing dozens of key militant leaders since April, but so far it has not managed to reduce violent insurgent attacks across the country. A suicide car bomb hit a Nato convoy Friday in the eastern province of Nangarhar, provincial spokesman Ahmad Zaiya Abdulzai said. One civilian died and nine were wounded in the attack near a bridge outside Jalalabad, the provincial capital. Photos from the scene show a coalition armoured vehicle in flames, but Nato said no casualties among its troops were reported. A Nato spokeswoman said she had been told the convoy hit a homemade bomb. Last month was also the most deadly of the nearly 9-year-old war for international troops, with 103 foreign forces killed. While international forces patrol new areas to try to protect the population, their comrades in special forces, working with elite Afghan commandos, have been staging raids almost every night trying to weaken the insurgents operational capacity. On Tuesday, coalition and Afghan special forces arrested a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Nangarhar, Nato said Friday. The alliance claimed the man - whom it would not identify for security reasons - facilitated a recent influx of operatives for Lashkar-e-Taiba. Capturing this commander degrades the Talibans operational and facilitation capabilities, said Col William Maxwell, the Director of the Nato-led international forces Combined Joint Operations. Weve stepped up operations over the last six months, said Nato spokesman Col Wayne Shanks. What this is, is directly targeting the insurgent network, their leadership, their facilitators who bring in either weapons, supplies, money, resources. In the northern province of Kunduz, combined forces killed a Taliban weapons expert called Usman on June 27. Nato said he was a senior insurgent figure who also helped bring in fighters from Pakistan. zNato spokesman Col Wayne Shanks said the effect of the capture operations may take time to show up, and stressed that capturing insurgents must be combined with the foreign and Afghan forces increasing security to win over the support of residents. Its a double-pronged approach, Shanks said. When you combine them into a comprehensive approach, you will start to see a shifting of the momentum and following that there will be a reduction in the violence.