Three prominent leaders of the Taliban group have been arrested during separate operations of the Afghan security forces which were conducted in Logar province.

The Ministry of Interior in a statement said the Special Forces of the Afghan National Police conducted a targeted raid against Taliban militants in Pul-e-Alam city, the provincial capital of Logar.

The statement further added that three Taliban including two prominent leaders of the group identified as Qari Mohammad Yousuf alias Ahmadi and Mohammad WAli alias Sangari were detained.

The Afghan forces also confiscated a pistol, a binacolur, and three motorycles during the operation, the Ministry of Interior added.

The Ministry of Interior in a separate statement said a commission chief of Taliban identifeid as Karim was arrested together with another militant during an operation which was conducted in Padghab area of Pul-e-Alam city.

A pistol, 2 pistol magazines and 550 rounds of munitions were also confiscated during the operation, the statement added. The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations and the arrest of the group’s leaders and militants.


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