Troops detain Taliban commander in E Afghanistan

10:38, March 28, 2010      

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Afghan forces captured a Taliban commander in Nangarhar province east of Afghanistan, a press release of Defense Ministry said Saturday.

"National security troops in conjunction with NATO-led forces captured Taliban commander Mullah Bahadar from Khogyani district on Friday,"the press release said.

The arrested commander was involved in conducting terrorist activities including organizing roadside bombings in Khogyani and other parts of Nangarhar province, according to the press release.

Taliban militants have not to make comment yet.

Source: Xinhua
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