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Senior Taliban commander arrested in Afghanistan
File photo shows a group of the Taliban militants in Afghanistan.
File photo shows a group of the Taliban militants in Afghanistan.
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A senior Taliban commander has been arrested during a joint military operation by Afghan security forces and US-led soldiers, Press TV reports.


Official reports said that Afghan police detained Mullah Kabir, a senior Taliban leader, on Friday near Spinde village in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Ghazni.

According to reports, Kabir was directly linked to a roadside bomb attack that hit a NATO convoy in December 2011, leaving at least five Polish soldiers dead in the same province.

The arrested Taliban commander was also involved in the assassination of at least six Afghan forces.

The United States, which currently has about 66,000 troops stationed in Afghanistan, invaded the country in 2001 under the pretext of ending the Taliban rule and bringing stability.

Twelve years after the invasion of Afghanistan, violence, rising insecurity, and social problems still appear to have no end in sight.

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