News - Afghanistan
At least 15 Taliban insurgents including a son of Mullah Sher, a Taliban commander, were arrested in a joint operation of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) on Monday in central Maidan Wardak province, local officials said.
The operation was conducted in the Jang-e-Payen and Jang-e-Bala areas of Sayed Abad district, the Police Chief Mohammad Khalil Andarabi said.
"We conducted the operation to clear the area from the insurgents who killed a number of civilians last week on the Kabul-Ghazni highway. And we have arrested some of them," Andarabi said.
He asked the residents of Sayed Abad to not allow the insurgents take shelter in their district.
Mullah Sher is a Taliban commander who was involved in the shooting of 13 civilians last week along the Kabul-Ghazni highway. However, he is not arrested yet but his son is under the custody of security forces.