Two key Taliban group militants were arrested as they were escaping from Dahana-e-Ghori district in northern Baghlan province, disguised as married couple.
According to the local security officials, the two Taliban militants were identified as Mawlavi Jumadin and Qari Juma Khan.
Provincial security chief Gen. Ewaz Mohammad Nazari confirmed that the two militants were involved in insurgency activities and were operating under the leadership of Majeed Akhundzada.
He said the two militants had disguised as a couple and were arrested during a search operation of the Afghan security forces.
Gen. Nazari further added that the militants were arrested hours after a gun battle between the militants and Afghan security forces which left 5 militants dead.
According to Gen. Nazari, the security situation is currently better in Dahana-e-Ghori district.
The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far which comes amid rampant Taliban-led insurgency since the group announced its spring offensive earlier last week.
This is not the first time the Taliban insurgents have been arrested as they had disguised in women’s dress to escape the Afghan security forces raids.
Earlier, a Taliban prisoner disguised in women’s dress and burqa in a bid to break jail in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan but was arrested by the security forces before he manage to pass through the final exit gate of the jail. -KP
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