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Armed cops arrest Afghan special forces commando at Manchester hotel after fleeing Kabul on evacuation flight

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Armed cops arrest Afghan special forces commando at Manchester hotel after fleeing Kabul on evacuation flight
Armed cops arrest Afghan special forces commando at Manchester hotel after fleeing Kabul on evacuation flight

 

 

AN AFGHAN special forces commando has been arrested by armed cops at a Manchester hotel.

The suspect – who has not been named – fled Kabul on an evacuation flight and was self isolating in the city.

File image of Kabul airport evacuations
File image of Kabul airport evacuationsCredit: USMC / Polaris

Sky News understands that the raid was pre-dawn and took place around August 31 or September 1.

The Ministry of Defence have been approached for comment.

Greater Manchester Police dubbed the arrest a “Home Office investigation”.

A department spokesperson said: “We do not comment on individual cases.”

Cops can keep a suspect in custody with no charge for 96 hours if they are suspected of committing a serious crime.

This number increases to 14 days if the arrest is under terrorism legislation

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