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NDS detain 2 Taliban leaders in Nangarhar

NDS detain 2 Taliban leaders in Nangarhar

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Aug 01, 2015 - 18:58

JALALABAD/QALAT (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) have arrested two Talibaninfo-icon leaders, including the group’s Qarghio district chief, on Saturday in Behsud district in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Ghairat Abdullah, Taliban shadow district chief, was arrested along with other armed militant.

The apprehended persons hail from Laghman and confessed to committing several crimes, he has said. 

Separately, Ghulam Jilani Farahi, senior police official in Zabul, said four militants and a policeman were killed and six other rebels wounded when Taliban stormed police check posts in Muladin area in southern Zabul.

Two policemen had been killed in the gun fight, a source said.

Taliban militants have not yet commented on the incidents.

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