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36 ‘Taliban militants’ arrested from Ghazni seminary

36 ‘Taliban militants’ arrested from Ghazni seminary

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Jul 25, 2018 - 15:47

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Wednesday claimed capturing 36 Talibaninfo-icon insurgents including two commanders in Andar district of southern Ghazni province, but the Taliban said the detainees were seminary students.

Provincial police chief Col. Farid Ahmad Mashal told Pajhwok Afghan News that National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) 01 Unit personnel arrived from  Kabulinfo-icon and raided Noorul Madaris Madrasa in Kamalkhel area of Andar district on Tuesday night.

He said 36 Taliban insurgents including two of the group’s commanders were arrested in the operation.

The NDS forces and Taliban militants also clashed, leaving four rebels dead and their two ranger pick-ups and a Fielder model vehicle destroyed.

The Taliban confirmed the operation. The group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said Afghan and US forces captured 45 students from the Noorul Madaris seminary last night.

He said the joint forces killed three civilians and arrested five others in a local bazaar and then left the area.

The Ghazni police chief informed about a separate clash between Afghan forces and Taliban gunmen in Nodi area of Qarabagh district last night.

He said six Taliban militants were killed in the incident.

There has been no word from the Taliban about the Qarabagh clash.

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