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Senior Taliban leader arrested in Kandahar: ISAF

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

militants-filephoto-660A senior Taliban leader was arrested during a joint military operation by Afghan and coalition security forces in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday.

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) following a statement announced, “An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a senior Taliban leader and three other extremists during an operation in Kandahar City, Kandahar province, today.

The leader is the ranking Taliban official for Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province. He oversees assassination and improvised explosive device attacks in the local area targeting Afghan and coalition forces. He also collects illegal taxes in order to finance extremist activities and facilitates the movement of weapons in Panjwa’i district and Kandahar City.”

The statement further added, “An Afghan and coalition security force killed five extremists during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, today.”

The leader is instrumental in facilitating the movement of a large number of fighters through Khugyani district, ISAF said adding that he also oversees a group of extremists responsible for multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, in addition to directing weapons facilitation in the area.

The security force also destroyed one machine gun and multiple rocket-propelled grenades as a result of the operation.

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