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    Commander among 9 rebels held

    QALAT (PAN): A commander among nine Taliban fighters arrested during separate operations by Afghan and international troops in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday.

    Six insurgents were detained in the Balayar area of Shah Joy district, Zabul province, late on Monday night, Mohammad Sadique, the district’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News..

    He said two rebels were wounded during a clash with the joint force, but civilians and the security personnel stayed unhurt.

    Meanwhile, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said a Taliban commander and two insurgents were detained during joint operations in Helmand and Kandahar provinces. the detainees were being intreogated, the force said in a statemetn.

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