Local Taliban group leader arrested by intelligence operatives in Baghlan province

A local group leader of Taliban was arrested during an operation of the Afghan intelligence operatives in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior said the National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives conducted an operation with the Special Forces of the Afghan National Police in Tajik-Ha area of Baghlan-e-Markazi district on Thursday.

According to a statement released by MoI, a local Taliban group leader identified as Mohammad Zahir was arrested during the same operation.

The ministry has not disclosed further information regarding the detained group leader.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the arrest of their group leader so far.

Baghlan is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan where Taliban militants have presence in some of its remote districts and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.

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