A prominent commander of the notorious Haqqani terrorist network has been arrested during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior in a statement said Wednesday that Mullah Mirwais, a prominent Haqqani Network commander was arrested in Jalalabd city on Tuesday.

The statement further added that Mullah Mirwais alias Kamran was during a joint operation of the police forces and security personnel belonging to other National Defense and Security institutions.

According to the Ministry of Interior,      Mullah Mirwais was leading a group of 40 militants in Nangarhar province and was involved in planning and coordinating several suicide attacks and assassination of individuals in this province.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the apprehension of Mullah Mirwais so far.