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Taliban commander detained in Tagab district

Taliban commander detained in Tagab district

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Mar 14, 2011 - 15:22

MAHMOOD RAQI (PANinfo-icon): A Talibaninfo-icon commander was arrested in Tagab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Monday.

The commander, Abdul Wahab, was arrested by police in Jalokhel village, district police chief, Col. Padshah Gul, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The detained commander was involved in attacks in the area, he said.

Kapisa police operation chief, Col. Asadullah, said Wahab was in the custody of foreign forces.

He described the arrest as significant step towards stabilisation of the district.

A month back, a Taliban-designated district chief for Tagab was wounded and arrested by a joint Afghan-international force.

According to Wahab, the police also arrested eight murder suspects in Kohband district on Sunday.

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