JALALABAD: The local officials in eastern Nangarhar province are saying that operatives of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), have launched new operations to suppress the terrorists in this province.
This comes as the provincial government said Sunday that the NDS Special Forces have arrested two key members of the Taliban group during the operations in Nangarhar province.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the two suspects were arrested from the first police district of Jalalabad city and Nazian district.
The statement further added that the Taliban group member detained from the first police district of Jalalabad has been identified as Nusrat and was involved in terrorist activities in Chaparhar district.
The other suspect arrested from Nazian district has been identified as Zamarak and is originally a resident of Maidan Wardak province and was recruited by the Taliban group leader Qari Niaz Mohammad.
According to the provincial government, Zamarak was on his way to attend some training courses when he was identified as arrested by the NDS operatives.
The provincial government also added that the two suspects are being questioned in the custody of the NDS operatives.
The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.