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Two Afghan Officials Detained For 'Links' With Taliban


February 26, 2007 -- Afghan authorities say they have detained a district administrator and his police commander for alleged "links" with the Taliban.


An Interior Ministry spokesman, Zemarai Bashary, says Mohammmad Ismail and Haikal Khan were detained after militants seized the Bakwa district in the western province of Farah in mid-February.


The town of Bakwa has been recaptured by Afghan and NATO troops but the surrounding areas remain volatile.


(AFP)

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