National Directorate of Security confirmed, that the Taliban’s deputy shadow governor & military chief for Kabul, Mohammad, also known as Haji Lala, has been arrested by NDS forces in a special operation.

According to the NDS, Mohammad had joined the Taliban through Jabbar Agha, one of the Taliban commanders, and Shadow governor for Kabul.

Haji Lala was initially appointed as a senior member of the Taliban and was in charge of a 10 men unit.

NDS indicated, that Mohammad was appointed as the acting military chief in Kabul after Jabbar Agha left for Pakistan.

Following his appointment, the detainee traveled from Kandahar province to central Kabul, where he was captured and arrested.

Media outlets reported, the Taliban denied NDS’ allegations, saying he is neither Haji Lala nor he is the Taliban’s deputy governor for Kabul.

This comes as an Afghan security force member was killed and four others including civilians were wounded in an explosion in Kaldar district of northern Balkh province on Saturday, local officials confirmed.


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