Taliban commanders arrested_censoredThree key commanders of the Taliban group have been arrested during an operation in northern Samangan province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Saturday “Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army and NDS launched a joint clearance operation to clear Dara-e-Sof district from the armed Taliban.”

According to a statement by MoI “As a result of this joint operation, three armed Taliban key commanders were arrested named Khairullah, Abdul Haq and Bakhtiyar.”

The statement further added that the commanders were involved in many terrorist activities in this district and other areas of Samangan province.

MoI said the arrest of the Taliban commanders will have a positive impact over the security situation in Dara-e-Sof district.

“After eliminating this group the security situation in this district is expected to improve,” MoI added

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the other insurgent groups are active in a number of the remote districts of Samangan province.