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Taliban commander among 6 suspects held in Laghman

Taliban commander among 6 suspects held in Laghman

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Sep 16, 2019 - 19:07

MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Six alleged criminals including a Talibaninfo-icon commander have been detained by intelligence forces in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Monday.

The detainees were paraded before media persons at the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) office in this capital city of Laghman.

Laghman governor’s spokesman Asadullah Dawlatzai said intelligence forces detained the suspects, including a Taliban commander Qari Idrees, during various operations in Mehtarlam and districts during the past one week.

He said the detained persons wanted to carry out terrorist activities on the election day (Sept. 28) in the provincial capital and districts. He claimed the detainees had confessed to their crimes and they were currently being investigated at the NDS office.

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