Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Afghanistan+arrests+%27German+Taliban+fighter%27+in+Helmand
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 8:46
Afghanistan arrests 'German Taliban fighter' in Helmand
3

Shares
417

Views

Afghan security forces say they have arrested a German man in southern Helmand province who has been a long-time military adviser to the Taliban.

The man was captured with other three other suspected militants in a raid on a bomb-making site in Gereshk district.

His identity is unclear. Officials say he speaks German and says he is German.

If confirmed, it would be a rare case of a Westerner fighting with insurgents in Afghanistan.

Large parts of Helmand are under Taliban control.

Afghan officials believe the man has been with the Taliban for eight years.

An army statement said: "The German national calls himself Abdul Wadood."

His German name is not known.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 16:24
Mangroves play a critical role in maintaining the ecological balance in Sri Lanka's coastal areas.However, some money-hungry people do not understand this.Our... Read More
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
1,399 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
13,260 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
9,563 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
25,552 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
119 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
59,906 Views
Top