Commander among 3 rebels killed by own bomb in Logar
PUL-I-ALAM-MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): A blast killed a Taliban commander along with his two accomplices in central Logar province while another rebel commander was arrested in eastern of Laghman province, sources said on Saturday.
Salim Saleh, the Logar governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan New Awal Khan, a Taliban commander, and his men were planting landmines in Dwobandi area of Khoshi district when one of the explosive devices went off, killing the commander and two others.
Separately, a group leader of Rahmani faction of Taliban and six others were arrested with ammunition in different areas of Mehtarlam, the capital of Laghman province, during an operation, the National Directorate of Security said in a statement.
The operation involved personnel from the intelligence service, Afghan National Army (ANA) and police, the statement said.
It also said intelligence operatives a person with 29 kilograms of opium from a car in the province.
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