Taliban official on UN sanctions list arrested in Kandahar

Salaam Times

KABUL -- Afghan operatives connected to the Interior Ministry arrested Abdul Jalil Haqqani, a deputy finance minister in the 1996-2001 Taliban regime, in Kandahar Province, Interior Ministry said in a statement Monday (December 10).

Haqqani, who was on the United Nations' sanction list, was arrested Monday morning as he attempted to cross the Pakistani-Afghan border with a fake passport, said the statement.

Police used the Afghan biometric system to confirm Haqqani's identity, according to the statement.

The Taliban did not immediately comment.

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