A German citizen thought to be a military advisor to the Taliban in Helmand province has been detained by Afghan officials.



A German citizen thought to be a military advisor to the Taliban in Helmand province has been detained by Afghan officials.

According to DW, the man appears to be part of the Taliban’s “Red Unit.”
Police in Helmand province in Afghanistan have arrested a German national as well as three Taliban fighters in Gereshk district of Helmand province.

The German man was described as having “a long beard, wearing a black turban,” according to a spokesman for the local government.

Gereshk police chief Ismail Khplwak told the AFP news agency that the man was the “military advisor of Mullah Nasir,” the now deceased commander of the Taliban’s elite “Red Unit” in Helmand.

There has been no confirmation from the German authorities yet.


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