February 07, 2018

Senior Taliban leader arrested, 50 rockets seized in north of Afghanistan

By Ghanizada - Tue Mar 22 2016, 10:52 am

A senior Taliban leader was arrested during an operation in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan amid ongoing clearance operations, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

A statement by MoD said the operations are being conducted by 209th Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in certain northern provinces.

The statement further added a militant was killed in a separate operation by the Afghan armed forces in Bagh-e-Sherkat area located in the central parts of Kunduz province.

The senior Taliban leader was arrested during a special military operation conducted by the Afghan armed forces Khanabad district of Kunduz, MoD added.

According to MoD, the Afghan armed forces discovered and defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted near the security commandment of Baharak district in northeastern Badakhshan province.

The Afghan soldiers serving with the 209th Shaheen Corps also seized 50 rounds of SPG9 rockets from Baharak district during an operation, MoD said.

MoD said another Taliban group member was arrested in a separate operation from Khwajah Bahauddin district of northeastern Takhar province.

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

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