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Taliban-designated district chief held in Nangarhar

Taliban-designated district chief held in Nangarhar

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Aug 27, 2015 - 12:48

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four militants’ commanders were killed and another Talibaninfo-icon’s-designated chief for Sherzad district nabbed in eastern Nangarhar province, provincial police spokesman said on Thursday.

Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban’s shadowy district chief Qudratullah aka Bilal and another commander were arrested in Patiabad locality of Sra Rud district late Wednesday evening.

“Both the detained Taliban commanders were coming on motorbike when apprehended by the police. They are being quizzed by the police,” he added.

However, Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

Separately, four militants were killed in airstrike in Kadokhel locality of Sherzad district on Wednesday.

But Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed said the four dead persons were civilians who were targeted by foreign forces.

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