A key Taliban commander was arrested and several bottles of alcohol were confiscated along with some weapons and military kits in northern Balkh province.

The Ministry of Interior in a statement said the Taliban commander identified as Yousuf who was arrested in Nahr-e-Shahi district of Balkh province on Sunday night.

The statement further added that 11 bottles of alcohol, a Hookah, an Ak-47 rifle, an air rifle, a pistol, and other military kits and a vehicle were confiscated.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrike so far.

Balkh is among the relatively calm provinces in North of Afghanistan but the security situation in some of its remote districts has deteriorated during the recent months.

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