A prominent Taliban commander who was the group's shadow governor in a northern Afghan district was killed along with 10 colleagues, Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior said Saturday, dpa reported.
"Mohebbullah, also called as Moheb Lang (Moheb the Lame), was killed along with two other insurgents' commanders, two suicide bombers and six foreign citizens in a special operation launched by Afghan security forces," the ministry said in a statement.
As shadow governor, he commanded 120 members of the Taliban in Kapisa province's Nejrab district and was suspected of organizing terrorist attacks, abductions and youth recruitment, the ministry said.
The statement also said that police arrested another Taliban commander active in Kapisa province, located north-east of Kabul.
Qari Maazullah, who was said to be involved in several terrorist attacks, was arrested by the intelligence forces in Pul-e-Charkhi area, the ministry said.
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