'Taliban commander' arrested in Afghanistan

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Kabul, Apr 7 : A senior Taliban commander has been arrested in Kandahar, according to Afghan officials.

Mullah Abdul Jabar, the Taliban deputy leader in southern Afghanistan, was arrested when he was on his way to Pakistan, the BBC quoted officials, as saying.

The Taliban, however, have denied the report, saying they have no commander with the name Mullah Abdul Jabar.

"We don't have anyone in our command structure by that name," Taliban spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmedi said.

Earlier this month, Afghan police said they had captured Mullah Naqibullah, in Helmand Province.

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