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Ex-Jihadi commander, relatives arrested in Kunduz

Ex-Jihadi commander, relatives arrested in Kunduz

Sep 05, 2011 - 15:44

KUNDUZ CITY (PANinfo-icon): Foreign troops arrested a former Jihadiinfo-icon commander along with six others in the Imaminfo-icon Sahib district of northern Kunduz province, local officials said Monday, but ISAFinfo-icon insisted the detainees were militants.

Abdul Momen, the former Jihadi commander, was arrested along with six others during the overnight operation, Amanullah Quraishi, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan New. He said the commander had good relations with the government.
Momen used to visit the district headquarters requesting operation against the Talibaninfo-icon, even though he was threatened by Taliban, he said.
He said the foreign troops arrested the commander, his son, nephew and four others.
The district chief called the operation as irresponsible, saying  local authorities had been informed about the raid.
However, ISAF in a statement said a military facilitator of Taliban was detained along with some other militants in the operation.

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