A member of the provincial council said Taliban fighters arrested veteran militia commander Muhammad Ismail Khan on Friday after they took control of the western city of Herat.
Khan, who led the fighters against the Taliban in recent weeks, delivered Provincial council member Ghulam Habib al-Hashemi told Reuters that the militants, along with the provincial governor and security officials, are under an agreement.
“The Taliban have agreed that they will not pose any threat or harm to government officials who have surrendered,” Hashemi said.
Khan is one of the most prominent warlords in Afghanistan. Known as the Lion of Herat, he fought the Soviet occupiers in the 1980s and was a key member of the Northern Alliance whose US-backed forces ousted the Taliban in 2001.