Afghan Taliban commander arrested

Kabul, Sep 2 (IANS) A key Taliban commander in Afghanistan has been arrested, intelligence agency National Directorate for Security (NDS) said on Wednesday.

“Qari Salahudin Ayubi, the shadowy governor of Faryab province, was arrested on Tuesday in the Herat province,” it said in a statement.

Qari Ayubi was enroute from Herat to Kandahar province when security personnel identified and captured him.

The capture of Qari Ayubi, according to the statement, is a major setback for the Taliban.

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