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Taliban commander, Jandullah member arrested

Taliban commander, Jandullah member arrested

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Mar 15, 2017 - 16:08

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Wednesday said a Talibaninfo-icon commander and a member of the Jandullah rebel group had been detained by Afghan forces in northwestern Samangan province.

A statement from MoI said a key Taliban commander, Mullahinfo-icon Ismatullah aka Jalali, was arrested during an operation in the Kook village of Hazrat Sultan district late on Tuesday.

Jalali led a 20-member Taliban group in the district, according to the statement, which said the insurgent leader was involved in plotting terrorist attacks, particularly on security posts.

A member of Jandullah was arrested with a Kalashnikov and a motorcycle in Samangan, the statement said, adding the rebel was making and planting bombs on roads.

Some reports say Jandullah is part of the Jumbish-i-Islami Uzbekistan, operating in northern parts of the country under the leadership of Taliban.

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