Takhar police have detained two Taliban militants who had played main roles in falling a village in Chah Ab district of northern Takhar province, an official said.

Abdul Khalil Aseer, a spokesperson for Takhar police office told Khaama Press said that Chah Ab police have arrested two members of the Taliban group who had earlier played main roles in occupancy of a village in this district.

The militants were given money for anti-government activities in Chah Ab district and the two were arrested with 30,000 AFN cash value each, Aseer said.

The police have also found video footage that showed the two detainees had played active roles in falling a village in Chah-Ab, he said.

This comes as the Taliban and the US peace delegation are undertaking discussions over violence reduction as a key condition to a political settlement to end the war in Afghanistan.

The negotiations started last February between Zalmay Khalilzad, the US peace envoy and a delegation appointed by the Taliban leaders that include Mullah Brother, a key member of the Taliban group.


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