Key Taliban Leader Arrested in Southeastern Ghazni Province in Afghanistan

Key Taliban Leader Arrested in Southeastern Ghazni Province in Afghanistan
Thu Mar 17, 2016 15:36:37

A Key Taliban commander involved in major terrorist activities has been arrested in Southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Khalil-ur-Rehman was a senior Taliban commander was involved in organizing suicide attacks and other terrorist activities in Ghazni city.

NDS further added that Qari Rehman was arrested during a special military operation conducted by the intelligence operatives, Khaama Press repoted.

No further details were given regarding the exact location and timing of the operation that led to the arrest of the top Taliban operative.

The intelligence agency also added that Rehman was arrested in close cooperation with the local residents, preventing him to plan and coordinate further attacks in this province.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces in southeastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents are actively operating in its various parts.

The insurgents are mainly involved in carrying out explosions and target killings as well kidnappings in this province; FNA reported.


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