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Taliban's explosives expert arrested in Afghanistan

Updated: Nov 22, 2016 18:40 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Nov. 22 (ANI): The Afghan Security Forces have arrested the explosives expert of the Taliban militant group in the eastern Nangarhar province.

The Nangarhar police said that the security forces confiscated a suicide bombing vest and various other types of explosives from the house of the detained militant, reports the Khaama Press.

The police said that the detained Taliban expert has been identified as Ghulam Akbar who is originally a resident of Rodat distrit of Nangarhar.

The official statement said that Akbar was previously wounded in a premature explosion and resumed his operations to manufacture improvised explosive devices after he recovered.

He is currently in the custody of the security forces and an investigation is underway.

The Taliban has not commented regarding the report so far.

The Taliban militants and insurgents belong to other militant groups frequently use homemade improvised explosive devices to target the security forces and government officials and employees. (ANI)