Police arrest 3 senior Taliban members: Afghan gov't

KABUL, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Afghan National Police (ANP) have arrested three senior members of Taliban outfit in eastern province of Paktika, Interior Ministry said Tuesday.

"On Monday evening, ANP ambushed a group of Taliban militants in Ziruk district, Paktika province, arresting three senior members of the terrorist group," the ministry said in a statement.

Without identifying the arrestees the statement added that "the group was the main planner and organizer of terrorist and destructive activities, armed assaults and explosions in different parts of Paktika."

One vehicle, a telecommunication radio and amount of ammunition were also seized, the statement said.

The Taliban insurgent group, which has been waging an insurgency of more than 16 years, has yet to make comments on the report.

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