Taliban commander arrested in Afghanistan

September 1st, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kunduz (Afghanistan), Sep 1 (IANS) A key Taliban commander has been arrested in Kunduz province, provincial police chief Samiullah Qatra said Saturday.

“Security forces during a special operation arrested Taliban key commander Qari Ahsanullah alias Mullah Niaz Mohammad and today he is in our custody,” Qatra told journalists at a press conference here, 250 km north of Kabul, reported Xinhua.

Niaz Mohammad, according to the police officer, was commanding Taliban activities in Kunduz, Baghlan, Takhar and Badakhshan provinces over the past couple of years.

Taliban militants have yet to comment on the arrest.

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