• publish: 19 September 2015
  • time: 10:50 am
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 1318
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Security Forces capture Taliban local leader in Badakhshan  

The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have captured a Taliban local leader in northern Badakhshan province, provincial government spokesman said Saturday.

“Based on a confirmed tip-off, the ANSF carried out a special operation on a militant hideout in Chahar Maghzak village in Kishim district on Friday, capturing a Taliban shadow district governor named Qari Nasir along with four of his associates,” spokesman Nawid Froutan said.

The insurgent commander was involved in conducting terrorist attacks, including organizing a suicide attack in the district this year, the official said, adding a car bomb and a rounds of weapons were also seized by the security force following the raid.

Taliban militants have not made comments yet.

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