Afghan troops detain 2 Taliban shadowy district chiefs

14:43, December 05, 2009      

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Afghan security forces arrested two shadowy district chiefs of Taliban outfit in Jauzjan province north of Afghanistan, according to a local newspaper on Saturday.

"Mullah Assadullah and Mullah Yakh, arrested from Aqcha and Khanaka districts, had been appointed by Taliban outfit as governors of the mentioned districts," daily 8Subh reported in its edition.

There arrest took place in the wake of the assassination of an intelligence officer in the province couple of days ago.

Quoting officials, the daily 8Subh also added that some documents including explosive devices and weapons were also seized from their possessions.

Meantime, Zabihullah Mujahid who claims to speak for the Taliban outfit in talks with media via telephone from undisclosed location had ruled the link of the arrested men with the insurgents.

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