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The Afghan National Police (ANP) forces have arrested a finance official of the Taliban militants group during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Mir Azam was arrested during an operation in Pichegeram district of Nangarhar.
A statement by MoI said Mir Azam is originally a resident of eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan and was arrested as he was apparently arranging funds for the group by carrying two cheques of 10 million and 30 million Pakistani rupees.
The statement further added that the ANP forces have also confiscated a Pakistani ID card, some propaganda material, 2 Pakistani sim cards, and a Islamic Emirate ID.
The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far which comes as the group is busy in attempting to coordinate its spring offensive.
However, the Afghan officials have said the group’s spring offensive launched under the name of Omari Operations last month has been successfully repulsed as the militants of the group have suffered heavy casualties in the battle ground.
The group announced its spring offensive despite efforts by the Afghan government to end the violence in the country through reconciliation efforts.