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Six Pakistani Taliban detained in east

Six Pakistani Taliban detained in east

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Apr 07, 2011 - 15:41

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Six Pakistani Talibaninfo-icon fighters were detained in eastern Nangarhar province after they had crossed the border into Nazian district on Thursday, border police said.

The insurgents were arrested at 5am in Zhey Sar area after they crossed the Durand Lineinfo-icon and entered Afghanistaninfo-icon, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amerkhel, the first zone border police commander, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The detainees hailed from Swat district of Pakistaninfo-icon's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Amerkhel said.

The Pakistanis had confessed during interrogation that they entered Afghanistan for waging jihadinfo-icon against foreign forces, the police commander said.

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