Taliban app removed from Google storeThe Afghan security forces have arrested a Taliban group member who was involved in collecting Zakat from the local residents in northern Baghlan province.

According to the security officials, the suspect was arrested during an operation in Pul-e-Khumri city, the provincial capital of northern Baghlan province.

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

The Afghan security forces have stepped up crackdown on the militants of the group across the country to suppress the insurgency activities of the group which has been rampant since the group announced its summer offensive earlier this month.

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

The Taliban group started creating safe havens in Dand-e-Ghori district earlier this year, forcing the Afghan security forces to launch a major operation to the curb the activities of the group.

The operations continued for several weeks before the Afghan forces managed to retake the full control of the area earlier last month.

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