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Taliban's district chief, suicide bomber detained in east

Taliban's district chief, suicide bomber detained in east

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Sep 13, 2015 - 18:55

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A Talibaninfo-icon’s shadow district chief and a suicide attacker have been captured in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces, sources said on Sunday.

National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon), the spy service, operatives arrested the Taliban district chief for Nazyan district of Nangarhar,  an NDS statement said.

It identified the detained Taliban official, Maulviinfo-icon  Rafiullah alias Abdullah Jan, who was captured along with  his five fighters in Nazyan district. The statement said another Taliban fighter had been arrested with magnet bombs.

Separately, a would-be suicide attacker was arrested in Marawara district of neighbouring Kunar province on Sunday morning, the Ministry of Interior said in a press release.

Currently under police interrogation, the attacker had the plan to strike at government officials, the statement said.

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