The Afghan government announced that its security forces arrested the leader of the Islamic State in Afghanistan in an operation.
Abdullah Orakzai, also known as Aslam Farooqi, was captured by operators from Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghani intelligence service and a rough equivalent of the CIA but with greater emphasis on domestic duties. The NDS didn’t say when the operation took place, only that it was in Kandahar Province; Farooqi was captured alongside several other terrorists.
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