A shadow district governor of the Taliban group was arrested during an operation by the Afghan intelligence operatives in eastern Nangarahr province of Afghanistan.
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Abdul Wali who is also famous as Mansoor was appointed as the shadow district of Rodat district by the Taliban group.
A statement by NDS said Wali was arrested during a special military from the vicinity of Sarkali village in Rodat district.
NDS in its statement further added that the remaining companions of Wali has been identified as Nazifullh son of Haji Qasim, Bilal son of Abdul Wali, Qari Abdullah son of Abdul Wali, Bilal son of Mir Ahmad, Inamullah son of Raees Khan, Haroon son of ghulam, and Sulaiman son of Roz Khan.
The intelligence operatives also confiscated a rocket launcher, 1 PK machine gun, 5 Ak-47 rifles, and 1 pistol from the detained militants.
According to NDS, the militants were involved in plotting and carrying out insurgency activities in Rodat district before they were arrested by the intelligence operatives.
The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the arrest of the group’s senior leader so far.