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Pakistani militant detained in Nangarhar

Pakistani militant detained in Nangarhar

Jul 23, 2011 - 18:19

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A member of the Pakistani-based militant group Tehrik-i-Ansar-ul-Islam has been arrested in eastern Nangarhar province, the Afghan spy agency said on Saturday.

Sahibzada, using the pseudonym of Shakir, a resident of the Khyber tribal region, was detained near the Torkham port, while returning to Pakistaninfo-icon, the intelligence service said.

During interrogations, the detainee confessed to involvement in disruptive activities in Nangarhar, a statement from the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) said.

Salahuddin, a commander of the Tehrik-i-Ansar-ul-Islam, had sent Sahibzada to Afghanistaninfo-icon, the NDS added. Separately, intelligence agents arrested several gangs of militants and kidnappers in western Herat province. Four of the detainees were identified as Mullahinfo-icon Juma, Shah Wali, Abdullah and Gulbadin. 

Elsewhere in the province, Mullah Nawab, commanding a 10-member Talibaninfo-icon group, was held in the Kohsan district.

Two men -- Naeem and Ali Reza -- were arrested on the charge of kidnapping an 8-year-old boy, Tawfiq, son of Ghulam Sarwar. The captors released Tawfiq after receiving $20,000 in ransom, the statement concluded.


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