Key Taliban commander detained

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Afghan and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops detained a key Taliban commander and several others in militants' hotbed Helmand province south of Afghanistan, a press release of the alliance said Tuesday.

"Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) with International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) captured several insurgents including a senior Taliban commander in Nad Ali district of Helmand province," the press release added.

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However, it did not say the exact date of the arrest and the name of the commander; but added a number of arms and ammunition were seized during the operation.

Taliban militants have yet to make comment.

Nad Ali, a restive district in the southern region was recaptured along with Marja in the wake of a major offensive launched in mid February.

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