Kabul, Apr 19 : Security forces in Afghanistan arrested 68 Pakistani men immediately after they crossed the Afghan-Pakistan border over suspected links with the Taliban, the defence ministry said on Saturday.
The ministry acted on a intelligence tip off that a group of Pakistanis having links with the Taliban was entering the country.
"The army ... detained yesterday 68 unarmed Pakistani nationals. They are being investigated," the ministry said in a statement.
Defence Ministry spokesman General Mohammad Zahir Azimi said: "We had intelligence reports that a group of Pakistanis possibly linked to terrorists were entering. When our units encountered these Pakistanis, they detained them to find out if they're linked to terrorists."
"When they were detained, they had no travelling documents," the Dawn quoted Azimi, as saying.