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Foreign fighters support Taliban in Afghanistan

world Updated: Aug 07, 2010 18:51 IST
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About 40 foreign fighters have been supporting Taliban militants in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, police said on Saturday.

They have been fighting under Uzbek extremist commander Tahir Yaldash, provincial deputy police chief Abdul Rahman Haqtash said, while showing three foreign fighters to the media.

"They are from Tajikistan and they received one year training in Pakistan's tribal area of Miran Shah bordering Afghanistan last year," Haqtash was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

They were arrested along with their Afghan comrade Abdul Sattar Saturday morning and arms and ammunition in their possession were seized, he added.

"Up to 40 foreign fighters from Arab, Chechen, Tajikistan and other central Asian states have been fighting alongside with Taliban militants in Kunduz province," Haqtash said.

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