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Taliban’s deputy governor among 100 detained in Baghlan

Taliban’s deputy governor among 100 detained in Baghlan

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Dec 23, 2015 - 15:18

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): One hundred suspected militants have been detained over the past two months in the northern province of Baghlan, an official said on Wednesday.

During a visit to police checkpoints, Baghlan Governor Abdul Sattar Barez said: “No one, including me, is exempted from searches. Police can search even government vehicles and officials.”

“Nearly 100 suspects with links to the insurgents have been captured in the past less than two months,” he said, while praising searchoperations by police.

A Talibaninfo-icon-designated deputy governor for Kunduz province was among the detainees, he said, adding the arrestshad helped control the movement of militants into and outside the province.

A resident of Pul-i-Khumri, Mohammad Saleem, saidthe governor’s visit to the checkpoints had boosted the morale of the security personnel.

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