Suspected rebels detained in Logar, opium seized in Zabul
PUL-I-ALAM/QALAT (Pajhwok): Security forces arrested three individuals on suspicion of having links with militants and seized a large amount of narcotics in Logar and Zabul provinces, officials said on Thursday.
The Logar governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh, told Pajhwok Afghan News the three men were arrested during an operation in the Zahidabad area of Mohammad Agha district.
He accused the detainees of being involved in bomb explosions and other terrorist activities in the province. The operation was conducted late on Wednesday, the official said.
Mohammad Sabir, a resident of the area, said: “Security forces detained three people last night, but I don’t know who they are.” The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.
Meanwhile, Zabul’s deputy police chief Col. Ghulam Jilani Farahi said police seized 32 kilograms of opium from a Mazda truck on Wednesday.
“The opium was being smuggled from Kabul to Kandahar, but police frustrated the smuggling bid,” he said.
Ten people were detained in connection with trafficking 96 kilograms of narcotics during the past one week in Zabul, the police officer added.
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