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Elder released from Taliban custody in Paktika raid

Elder released from Taliban custody in Paktika raid

Dec 11, 2017 - 14:34

SHARANA (Pajhwok): Afghan and foreign forces have released a tribal leader from Talibaninfo-icon’s captivity during a nighttime raid in southeastern Paktika province, an official said Monday.

Deputy police chief Col. Dadullah Khan Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News the raid was conducted by Afghan Special Forces and American forces on Sunday night.

He said Sadullah Khan a tribal leader of Barmal district was also released from the Taliban jail, the target of the operation.

Hotak said 12 Kalashnikovs, five hand grenades, two vehicles, and ammunition were also seized by the joint security forces, who escaped unharmed.

A resident of Barmal district Sidiqullah said “I only know that a Taliban prison was targeted in the operation.”

The Taliban have so far said nothing in this regard.



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