Afghan forces arrest over a dozen suspected insurgents
Troops of Afghan government have captured more than a dozen suspected
Taliban insurgents, a press release of Defense Ministry issued today
These insurgents according to the press release have been detained from
southern and eastern provinces in separate operations conducted
"Eight insurgents were captured from Shar-e-Safa district of Zabul
province while five more were detained from Paktika and Khost provinces in east
of the country," the press release added.
A quantity of arms and ammunition
has also been recovered from the possession of the captured rebels, it further
Taliban militants have not made any comment so far.
Taliban-related violence have left more than 300 people dead so far this year in
war-torn Afghanistan, where Taliban militants recently have vowed to launch the
"Spring offensive" to intensify their guerrilla-style attacks on national army
and foreign troops.