The Afghan forces discovered women’s dresses and several other military kits from a group of Taliban militants who were arrested in South-eastern Paktia province, the Afghan military said Saturday.
Taliban militants and other insurgents often use women’s dresses as a disguise to carry out terrorist related activities. Several militants have been arrested in the past who had disguised as women to escape from security operations.
The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Afghan armed forces arrested four Taliban militants in Speri area of the provincial capital during an operation which was conducted in the framework of Thunder Operations.
The statement further added that the detained militants belong to Qari Bilal group and the identities of the detainees have been ascertained as Mawlavi Nematullah son of Haji Gul Mohammad, Rohullah son of Taj Mohammad, Sultan Mohammad son of Gul, and Riaz son of Jan Zamin.
The detained militants are hailing from the provincial capital Gardez city, the 203rd Thunder Corps said, adding that a rocket launcher, an Ak-47 assault rifle, two radio sets, women’s dresses, a Toyota Corolla type vehicle, and a motorcycle were confiscated by the armed forces during the operation.
The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrike so far.