Taliban commander in WardakA Taliban commander who was involved in major terrorist attacks has been arrested by the Afghan intelligence operatives in central Maidan Wardak province.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Qari Syedullah who was also famous as Worekhmin was arrested during an operation of the intelligence operatives.

A statement by NDS said the operation was conducted in Sheikhabad village of Syedabad district.

According to NDS, Syedullah was involved in numerous terrorist attacks, including bombings, ambushes on Kabul-Kandahar highway, armed attack on convoys carrying logistics for security forces.

The statement by NDS further added that the intelligence operatives also confiscated a 82mm rocket launcher, 1 Dshk heavy machine gun, 1 Ak-47 rifle with 4 magazines and one communication device set.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Wardak is among the relatively volatile provinces in central Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in a number of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

The key Kabul-Kandahar highway goes through Maidan Wardak province linking capital Kabul with the southern and and southeastern provinces of the country, including Ghazni and Kandahar provinces.


  • Khaama Press

    The Khaama Press News Agency is the leading and largest English news service for Afghanistan with over 3 million hits a month. Independent authors/columnists and experts are welcomed to contribute stories, opinions and editorials. Send stories to news@khaama.com.