Four Taliban leaders held in Afghan raids: ISAF

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 19:23

Kabul: Four Taliban leaders and several armed insurgents were arrested on Sunday during separate military operations, said the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) forces.

"An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Zurmat district, Paktiya province, today," Xinhua quoted an ISAF release as saying, adding that the security force also detained several suspected insurgents.

The Taliban-linked Haqqani network mostly operating in Afghan provinces and Kabul is responsible for many anti-security forces attacks.

In addition, the joint forces also detained a Haqqani senior leader in Paktiya`s Sayyid Karam district earlier in the day.

Two other Taliban leaders were captured in Nahri-e Saraj district, Helmand province and Logar province, according to the ISAF release.

The Taliban were yet to make any comment.

IANS



First Published: Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 19:23
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