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Weapons supplier to Taliban detained in Takhar

AT-KABUL: Operatives of National Directorate of Security (NDS) arrested a man in northern Takhar province, who was allegedly supplying weapons to the Taliban militants.

A press statement issued by the NDS here on Monday said that operatives of the spy agency through an operation in Takhar province arrested a supplier of weapons to the Taliban.

The arrested man, identified as Merajuddin, during primary investigation confessed that he received $20,000 from the Taliban’s shadow district chief for Yangi Qala district of the province to supply weapons to the insurgent group.

The NDS operatives also arrested a militant who was in charge of collecting usher and zakat for the Taliban in Khwaja Ghar district of the same province.

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