Afghan Interpreter Arrested, Accused of Torture

Afghan officials have arrested and were questioning Zakaria Kandahari—an Afghan-American…

Afghan officials have arrested and were questioning Zakaria Kandahari—an Afghan-American allegedly responsible for torturing and killing civilians while working as an interpreter for an American Special Forces unit.

The arrest of Mr. Kandahari, who had been sought on charges of murder, torture and abuse of prisoners, was confirmed by Maj. Gen. Manan Farahi, the head of intelligence for the Afghan Defense Ministry. He said Mr. Kandahari, who escaped from an American base in January after President Hamid Karzai demanded his arrest, had been captured in Kandahar by the National Directorate of Security, the Afghan intelligence service. There had been speculation for the last three weeks that Mr. Kandahari was in custody.

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