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17-year-old Afghan boy detained by police in Jammu’s Kathua

Abdul Rehman, son of Abdul Rashid Ahmed, was apprehended by J&K police near a Covid testing centre.

The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday detained a 17-year-old Afghan boy in Kathua district, officials said.

They said Abdul Rehman, son of Abdul Rashid Ahmed, was apprehended near a Covid testing centre at Lakhanpur, the entry point to J&K.

He has a passport and a visa and has been taken to the Lakhanpur police station for questioning, they said.

Kathua Senior Superintendent of Police R C Kotwal confirmed the detention and said an inquiry is underway.

The detention comes at a time the Taliban has taken full control of Afghanistan and last US troops left the country, completing its withdrawal.

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