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Senior Taliban intelligence official arrested in Helmand

AT-KABUL: A senior intelligence official for the Taliban was arrested during an operation lunched by security forces in southern Helmand province, security officials said Tuesday.

In a statement ministry of interior said the operation was conducted in Lashkar Gah city, the provincial capital late Monday.

“The terrorist was identified as Mullah Attaullah how involved in different terrorist activities in the province,” the statement said.

Separately, a Taliban senior commander was killed along with his eight fighters during an airstrike in the center of Uruzgan province, ministry of interior said.

“The airstrike targeted the terrorist in the Gul Khana localities of Trinkot city, the provincial capital late Monday,” the statement said.

“The insurgent’s commander was identified as Hajji Lala.”

The statement added two ammunition caches were destroyed as well during the operation.

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