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Taliban leader arrested in Laghman

Taliban leader arrested in Laghman

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Jul 01, 2011 - 16:14

MEHTARLAM (PANinfo-icon): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) on Friday said a Talibaninfo-icon commander has been arrested during an operation in eastern Laghman province.

The rebel leader was arrested in Alingar district, the force said in a statement.

The district chief, Adam Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News the operation was carried out in the Khudan village. He said foreign troops arrested a prayer leader for his alleged links with the Taliban. Afghan police were also involved in the operation, he said.

A resident of the village, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the detainee had links with the insurgents.

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