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Key figure among 4 Al Qaeda men held in Nangarhar

Key figure among 4 Al Qaeda men held in Nangarhar

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Aug 03, 2018 - 13:48

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four alleged Al Qaeda operatives including a key figure, have been arrested by special intelligence forces during an operation in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.

The operation was carried out in Malang Jan area in the limits of the first police district of Jalalabad last night, the governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the detainees included a key Al Qaeda member Rahmatullah. The detainees were involved in anti-state activities in Jalalabad and other parts of the province.

Separately, special National Directorate of Security forces conducted a raid in Khogyani district on Thursday night, killing a suspected Talibaninfo-icon militants and destroying some weapons and ammunition, according to Khogyani. The explosives and weapons destroyed were meant for terrorist attacks in the province.

However , a resident of the area said the slain person was not a Taliban associate, but his son was a local Taliban commander.

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