Taliban spokesman detained in W. Afghanistan
Afghan troops during an operation in Gazara district of western Herat province arrested Taliban spokesman Bashir Qinaat, army spokesperson in the region Abdul Basir Ghori said Sunday, Xinhua reported.
"Taliban spokesman Bashir Qinaat along with four of his men was arrested in Gazara district late Friday night," Ghori told Xinhua.
Qinaat was involved in terrorist activities including abducting and killing people, especially government servicemen, he further said.
Qinaat, the official added, was arrested just a day after the killing of Taliban key commander Ghulam Yahya Akbari in the region.
Akbari along with 12 of his men were killed during an operation in Gazara district on Thursday.
Taliban insurgents have not made comment.