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Taliban key commander detained in E. Afghan province

English.news.cn   2014-05-19 15:05:54

KABUL, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Afghan forces captured a Taliban key commander in the eastern Logar province on Monday, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here.

"Units of police and army during joint operations in Saydan area outside provincial capital Pul-e-Alam 60 km south of Kabul captured Taliban key commander Mullah Abdullah on Monday morning," the statement said.

A walkie-talkie and three motorbikes were also recovered from his hideout, the statement added.

The arrested commander was involved in organizing roadside bombings and conducting subversive activities in Logar and adjoining areas and his capture could be a major blow to the Taliban fighters, the statement went on to say.

Taliban militants are yet to make comment.

Editor: Xiang Bo
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