Afghan forces arrest Taliban member suspected of directing Baghlan attack

Salaam Times

KABUL -- Afghan troops, backed by coalition forces, arrested a Taliban member suspected of directing last week's fatal attack on police headquarters in Baghlan Province, the Defence Ministry said in a statement on Sunday (May 12). Thirteen police officers were killed in the May 5 incident.

The "Taliban intelligence chief for Baghlan, Haji Mohammad Ramin, was caught alive by Afghan and US forces in Baghlan Province," the ministry tweeted, without saying when the arrest took place. "He was behind the attack against Baghlan police HQ."

Ramin was found hiding in a bathroom, according to the statement. Ten of his bodyguards were killed in the raid.

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