Fri, 30 Jul 2021

KABUL, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Ten suspected Taliban insurgents have been arrested in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, the provincial governor said Sunday.

"The Special Operations Forces of National Directorate of Security (NDS) launched targeted operations in Kunar province in recent days, arresting 10 suspects and seizing weapons and ammunition," governor Mohammad Iqbal Sayyed told reporters.

The NDS is the country's national intelligence agency.

The security forces also seized 51 rounds of different type of landmines, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and roadside bombs during the operations, he said.

The mountainous province has been the scene of battles between Taliban militants and security forces in recent years.

The Taliban militant group has not made a comment on the report so far.

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