Taliban’s suicide bombing missions chief arrested in Helmand

, 2:56 PM IST

Kabul : Top Taliban leader Mawlavi Nematullah, who was leading the group’s suicide bombing missions, was arrested in southern Helmand province before he could manage to coordinate attacks during the Ramadan and Eid days.
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Nematullah was arrested along with his two colleagues from Lashkargah city by the intelligence operatives.

A statement by the NDS also confirmed the seizure of a DShk heavy machine gun along with various other types of weapons, ammunition and explosives from the detained militants, reports Khaama Press.

The NDS said the Taliban militants were looking to use the explosives to conduct attacks during the Ramadan and Eid days.

In another incident, at least 73 Taliban insurgents were killed in the airstrikes conducted by the Afghan air force and the US forces in Afghanistan in eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defence disclosed that at least 26 more Taliban insurgents were also wounded and a number of the senior commanders of the group were killed along with scores of foreign fighters during the strikes.(ANI)