Three Taliban commanders arrested in Afghanistan's Samangan province

| Updated: Jul 24, 2016 17:12 IST

Kabul, July 24 (ANI): Three key commanders of the Taliban group have been arrested during a joint clearance operation in Afghanistan's northern Samangan province. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement yesterday, said the Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army and National Directorate of Security (NDS) launched a joint operation to clear armed Talibans from Dara-e-Sof district. "As a result of this joint operation, three armed Taliban key commanders were arrested named Khairullah, Abdul Haq and Bakhtiyar," Khaama Press quoted the statement as saying. The statement added that the commanders were involved in many terrorist activities in the district and other areas of Samangan province. Following the arrest, the Ministry of Interior said this move will have a positive impact over the security situation in Dara-e-Sof district. So far, the anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report. (ANI)