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10 Taliban including key commander detained in S. Afghanistan

English.news.cn   2014-08-24 20:11:02

KABUL, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Ten Taliban militants, including a key commander Mullah Fazil alias Musafir, have been arrested by personnel of the National Directorate for Security (NDS) or the country's intelligence agency in Taliban former stronghold the southern Kandahar province, a statement of provincial government sent to media outlets said on Sunday.

"Taliban commander Mullah Fazil alias Musafir was captured along with nine of his armed men in Jalai district of Kandahar province very recently," the statement said.

Describing the arrested man as a notorious Taliban commander, the statement said arresting Mullah Fazil, who had been involved in targeting security checkpoints and organizing subversive activities, is a major setback to the Taliban militants in Kandahar and adjoining provinces.

Taliban militants fighting the government have yet to make comment.


Editor: Fu Peng
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