Afghan security forces arrested the Taliban shadow governor for Khost Fereng district of Baghlan province early this morning.
A statement released by the interior ministry on Monday said,” today early morning, three armed Taliban including a Taliban shadow district governor for Khost Fereng district of Baghlan province arrested following a military operation”.
Tow AK-47 rifles and some amount of ammunition were also seized during the operation, the statement added.
The so-called district governor has been identified as Mawlawi Ibadullah. The government says he was involved in terror activities across the province.
The Taliban group has not made a comment about the report so far.
Baghlan is among the volatile provinces in north of Afghanistan where the insurgents have a large existence and usually pose threats to neighboring provinces by carrying large-scale attacks against the Afghan forces.