Taliban commander detained, 4 injured in N. Afghanistan

11:34, April 05, 2010      

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A Taliban commander was captured and four others sustained injuries in Afghanistan's northern peaceful Faryab province on Sunday, police said.

"Police encountered militants in Shordarya village of Daulat Abad district at 2:30 p.m. today. As a result a Taliban commander Mullah Qahir was captured and four of his armed men were injured in a firefight lasting four hours," Deputy Provincial Police Chief Mohammad Afzal Imamazada told Xinhua.

He also said that police later arrested two injured militants.

However, Taliban fighters are yet to make any comment.

Faryab has been considered as peaceful province in north Afghanistan and Taliban insurgents rarely surface there.

Source: Xinhua<i/>
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