Taliban shadow district chief arrested in Baghlan

The Afghan forces have arrested two key Taliban members in northern Baghlan province, police said Sunday.

Ahmad Jawid Bisharat, a spokesman for Baghlan police, said that the designated chief and head of the military commission of the Taliban for the Sabari district of Khost were arrested in an operation on the Baghlan highway.

Bisharat, however, did not provide further details in this regard.

Meanwhile, at least six Taliban militants – including a group’s key commander – were killed in northern Takhar province, police said Sunday.

Khalil Asir, a spokesman for Takhar police, told Ariana News that the Taliban stormed the Khwaja Band Kusha security outpost in the Ishkamish district of the province on Saturday night.

According to Asir, the force pushed back the Taliban attack following a heavy clash with the militants.

Asir added that casualty was inflicted on the Afghan forces.