2 Taliban commanders detained in NE Afghan province

15:50, July 05, 2010      

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Afghan troops arrested two Taliban commanders in the relatively peaceful Badakhshan province in northeast Afghanistan, deputy to provincial governor Shamsul Rahman Shams said Monday.

"In the operation involving national army and police and launched in Kasham district Sunday afternoon, two key Taliban commanders namely Qari Najibullah and Qari Shafiq were arrested," Shams told Xinhua.

He also said that Qari Najibullah had served as Taliban shadowy district governor and Qari Shafiq as shadowy police chief in Kasham district.

Both the detained Taliban commanders, according to the official, were involved in organizing subversive activities including killing six policemen last month.

Taliban militants have yet to make comment.

The relatively peaceful Badakhshan province has experienced few Taliban-linked activities since early this year while in 2009 it enjoyed complete peace.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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