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Border police commander kidnapped from Nangarhar rescued in Maidan Wardak

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A commander of border police who was recently abducted by the Taliban in eastern Nangarhar province was rescued in a military operation carried out by security forces in Jaghatu district of Maidan Wardak province.

Media office of Maidan Wardak said in a statement on Wednesday that Alim Khan was a former army commander but he was serving in the line of border police in Kunar for past three years.

The statement said that Alim Khan is the resident of Nari district of Kunar and was abducted from Surkhrod district of Nangarhar and then was shifted to Jaghatu district of Maidan Wardak.

The statement, however, did not mention details about abduction period of the police commander.

In the meantime, the statement said that four rebels including their commander were killed and another injured in a clash between security forces and the Taliban militants in Jaghatu and Chak districts of Wardak on Tuesday night.

The killed commander has been identified as Mullah Maruf, the statement added.

According to the statement, security forces reopened the highway which connects central city of Maidan Wardak with Jaghatu district. The highway was closed for traffic for past few years. Residents used to pass the highway while facing several problems caused by militants.

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