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Escaped rebel leader back in Farah jail: police

Escaped rebel leader back in Farah jail: police

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Mar 20, 2011 - 18:18

HERATCITY(PANinfo-icon): A Talibaninfo-icon commander who escaped from a jail 14 months ago in western Farah province has been arrested, police said on Sunday.

The commander identified as Arif who had been on the run is back in jail, police chief, Brig. Gen. Sayed Mohammad Roshandil, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Arif was arrested with a weapon from a house in Khurmaliq village of Farah city, the police chief said. Companions of the rebel leader fled after a brief clash with raiding forces, leaving Arif alone, Roshandil said.

The commander had been sentenced to 18 years in prison on the charges of kidnapping and insurgency.

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