Taliban commander captured in N. Afghanistan: NDS

Source:Xinhua Published: 2014-1-12 18:51:12

Personnel of Afghanistan's National Directorate for Security (NDS) or the country's national intelligence agency have captured a Taliban commander in northern Baghlan province, a statement said on Sunday.

"Personnel of NDS raided a Taliban hideout in Kailagi district of Baghlan province yesterday and captured a Taliban commander named Mullah Kabir," the NDS statement added.

Mullah Kabir, it said. was involved in conducting subversive activities including targeting security personnel in parts of Baghlan province.

According to the statement, five more people who were involved in kidnapping a government official a couple of months ago on the Kunduz-Baghlan highway were also arrested.

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