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Rebel commander detained in Jawzjan

Rebel commander detained in Jawzjan

Jun 13, 2011 - 14:58

SHIBERGHAN (PANinfo-icon): A Talibaninfo-icon commander was detained during an operation by Afghan and NATOinfo-icon-led soldiers in northern Jawzjan province early on Monday, officials said.

The predawn raid was conducted in the Yam Bash area of Darzab district, Brig Gen. Abdul Aziz, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Mullahinfo-icon Naqibullah, the rebel commander, was detained with a pistol and a wireless. He was taken to a military base of foreign troops, said the district chief, Mohammad Rahimi.

Rahim Dad, a resident of the area, said they heard helicopter flying over Naqibullah's house around midnight.

The ISAFinfo-icon media office in Kabulinfo-icon confirmed the operation, saying the detained commander was being investigated.


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