KABUL — Personnel of Afghanistan's National Directorate for Security (NDS), the country's national intelligence agency have captured a Taliban commander in Baghlan province, a statement said Sunday.

"Personnel of NDS raided a Taliban hideout in Kailagi district of Baghlan province Saturday and captured a Taliban commander named Mullah Kabir," Xinhua quoted the NDS's statement as saying.

Mullah Kabir was involved in conducting subversive activities including targeting security personnel in parts of Baghlan province, it added.

According to the statement, five people, who were involved in kidnapping a government official a couple of months ago on the Kunduz-Baghlan highway were also arrested in the raid.