Top Taliban commander detained in Baghlan
The commander, detained in Dahna-i-Ghori district late on Monday night, was involved in bringing insurgents from Pakistan to the province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement. Soldiers and civilians suffered no casualties.
The detainee was taken to a base of foreign soldiers in the province, he said. "Afghan and foreign troops arrested Qul at about 1:00am," said Azizullah, a neighbour of the militant commander.
Since the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989, Qul had been running a private business and had no links to any rebel group, he added.
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