Troops detain Taliban judge in N Afghan province

19:36, September 21, 2010      

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NATO-led and Afghan forces detained a Taliban shadowy provincial judge and a district commander during two separate search operations in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz and Baghlan provinces, officials said Tuesday.

"In the latest raid carried out by joint Afghan-NATO troops in the wee hours of Tuesday in Gortipa areas outside the capital city Kunduz of Kunduz province, troops detained Mawlawi Roshan who has served as a Taliban shadowy judge in provincial level," police spokesman in Kunduz Muhammad Hroon told Xinhua.

In the meantime, a press release issued by NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Tuesday said that the alliance captured a Taliban commander for Baghlan-e-Jadid district in Baghlan province. However, it did not reveal his name.

"An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban district commander and killed two Taliban insurgents including Mullah Mahboob Elahi, a senior Taliban leader and weapons facilitator in Baghlan province, Monday" the press release added.

The hardliner militias who launched dozen of attacks on country's second parliamentary elections held Saturday September 18 have yet to make comments.

Source: Xinhua


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