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Top Taliban Arrested in Afghanistan

A top Taliban commander was arrested in southern Afghanistan and admitted distributing more than $1 million to supporters of the ousted militia, a senior intelligence official said Wednesday. Intelligence agents captured Mullah Mujahid on Tuesday evening in a raid on a compound in Shah Wali Kot, a district of Kandahar province 150 miles southwest of the capital, Kabul, said Abdullah, the Kandahar intelligence chief. “We got a tip that he was hiding in that house, so we surrounded it and caught him,” said Abdullah, who goes by one name. A second suspected Taliban militant, Nisar Hamed, was also detained.Full Story

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