Top Taliban recruiter arrested in Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], Jan. 30 : A top Taliban leader in charge of recruiting members for the group has been arrested during an operation by the Afghan Police Forces.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the detained Taliban leader has been identified as Abdullah and was held from the vicinity of Khanabad district in northern Kunduz province, reports Khaama News.

Another senior Taliban leader identified as Abdul Wakil was also arrested during the same operation, MoI said, adding that an automatic rifle was confiscated from the detained militants.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

Menwhile, the group leader of the Taliban in Zabul province, Mawlavi Hamid, was killed in a blast triggered by a premature explosion in this province.

Zabul is among the relatively volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents are actively operating in some of its districts.

Militants believed to be affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have reportedly shifted to this province in a bid to expand their insurgency in some restive districts.

Source: ANI