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(CNN) -- Afghan National Security forces, working with coalition forces, detained a wanted Taliban commander during an operation in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan, according to the coalition.

Mullah Sher Mohammad, a Zharie-Panjwayi region Taliban commander, was taken into custody during a Friday raid on a compound in the village of Kanowzai, according to the coalition statement on Sunday.

Sher Mohammad led groups of Taliban fighters in attacks on Afghan fighters in Maywand, Zharie, and Panjwayi, resulting in the injuries and deaths of dozens of civilians, the statement said. He is also responsible for the kidnapping of four interpreters and the deaths of three of them, the coalition added.

"Sher Mohammad will no longer terrorize Afghan civilians living in Panjwayi," said Combined Joint Task Force-82 representative Maj. Chris Belcher.


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