Taliban killed, "spy" arrested in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 22 (KUNA) One Afghan policeman and five Taliban militants were killed in a firefight in southeasten Afghanistan Saturday afternoon.
Separately, the Afghan intelligence claimed they had arrested a Pakistani spy in Kabul, the central capital of Afghanistan, who was involved in subversive activities.
According to the Afghan intelligence officials, the man had confessed he was working for the Pakistan intelligence agency (ISI) and was assigned to bring al-Qaeda terrorists to Waziristan agency for training.
A source at the intelligence department, requesting anonymity, told KUNA that the man, identified as Fida Muhammad, was arrested in Kabul city a few days back.
He was resident of Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, said the source, which refused to divulge more information.
Meanwhile, a clash between police and Taliban militants in Paktika province resulted in the killing of one policeman and five Taliban fighters.
Police chief of that province Abdul Rahman Sarjang told KUNA over the telephone that the militants ambushed a police convoy in Zurmat district. The police party retaliated and the clash resulted in the killing of five fighters and one policeman.
Sarjang said bodies of the militants were in their possession.