Afghanistan Arrests Former US Translator

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say they’ve arrested a man who served as a translator for U.S. Special Forces and was wanted on allegations he tortured and killed civilians.

Afghanistan’s intelligence service said Monday in a statement that Zakaria Kandahari was picked up “recently” in the southern city of Kandahar for “various crimes.” It did not elaborate but the Ministry of Defense has said Kandahari was wanted on charges of murder and torture in connection with the disappearances of nine boys and men who turned up dead.

The U.S.-led coalition has denied any involvement in the disappearances.

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