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7 Daesh men among 10 militants detained in Nangarhar

7 Daesh men among 10 militants detained in Nangarhar

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Jan 27, 2016 - 16:08

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seven Daesh, or so-called Islamic State (IS),and three Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been detained in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Wednesday.

The militants, hailing from Nangarhar, Kandahar, Helmand and Samangan provinces, were arrested by Afghan forces in Kot and Haska Mena districts, provincial police chief said.

Maj. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad told a press conferencepolice had handed over 340 weapons seized from rebels over the past few monthsto the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme.

Over the past 10 months, police and other security personnel conducted 271 operations that led to the seizure of nearly 1000 different types of weapons in different parts of the province, he concluded.

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