Taliban chief, arrested in Afghanistan

Le Monde.fr

Afghan security forces have arretsed on Aug 26th a Taliban chief, Mullah Mehsud, in the eastern part of the country.

NYTimes.com

Afghan security forces raided a medical clinic in eastern Afghanistan late Wednesday, capturing a Taliban commander who had been wounded in attacks during last week’s presidential election, Afghan officials said.
… One American soldier was killed in the operation, NATO said. Another American soldier was killed in a separate attack in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, bringing the total number of Americans killed in Afghanistan in August to 44, according to an Associated Press tally.

Afghan officials said that one civilian — the watchman for the building — was wounded. In addition to Mullah Muslim, five other insurgents were captured, and 12 were killed, the office of the governor of Paktika said in a statement.

NATO did not confirm the reports of insurgent deaths and said that seven suspected militants had been detained.

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