October 21, 2018

Afghan intelligence forces detain 8 key members of the Taliban and ISIS Khurasan

By Khaama Press - Wed Sep 19 2018, 4:06 pm

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces have arrested 8 key members of the Taliban and ISIS Khurasan group in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani quoted in a statement of the provincial government said the NDS forces have also confiscated some weapons, munitions, and explosives from the detained individuals.

Khogyani further added that the militants were killed during the separate operations over the course of past one week.

According to Khogyani, the ISIS Khurasan and Taliban group members have been arrested from Jalalabad city, Bati Kot, Behsud, Khogyani, and Rod districts.

The detained militants hail from Kunar and Nangarhar provinces and have confessed to their crimes, Khogyani said, adding that the suspects have been referred to the judiciary institutions for the trial.

Khogyani also added that the Afghan forces have stepped up efforts to improve the security of the province and emphasized that the national defense and security forces are fully capable of responding to the attacks and threats of the militant groups.

Thsi comes as numerous other militants have been arrested during the similar operations in eastern Nangarhar province in the past.

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