6 Taliban held in Balkh governor’s led operation
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A six-member group of Taliban has been arrested during security forces operation in Shor Tapa district of northwestern Balkh province, an official said on Saturday.
Monir Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the operations was launched on Friday morning and continued until late night.
He said, Taliban’s deputy governor’s brother for Balkh, two brothers of the group’s district chief, one landmine maker and two other Taliban gunmen were among the arrested individuals.
He said Governor Atta Mohammad Noor headed the operation in which nine villages were cleared of insurgents.
Taliban have not yet commented about the incident.
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