Security officials detain senior Taliban leader during operation in Afghanistan

Security officials detain senior Taliban leader during operation in Afghanistan

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 Feb 2019, 05:19 pm

Kabul, Feb 11 (IBNS): Security officials detained a senior Taliban leader during an operation in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Monday, media reports said.

Taliban’s head for Jaldak and Tarnak areas of Shahr-u-Safa district was arrested during an operation in the Arghistan district of Kandahar, reported Pajhwok Afghan News.

Kandahar police chief Gen. Tadin Khan told the Afghanistan-based news agency that the insurgent commander was caught while attempting to cross the border into Pakistan. 

A deputy of the Taliban commander was killed along with four other militants, the police official told the news agency.

Some weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the spot.

Security officials detain senior Taliban leader during operation in Afghanistan

India Blooms News Service
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