The authorities in Afghanistan reported Wednesday the arrest of 11 Taliban members involved in a wave of targeted killings in the country, including one on the well-known Afghan journalist Yama Syawash in November in Kabul.

The arrests were possible thanks to "a tip from an informant and  (it) enabled Kabul Police Department to identify, locate and apprehend an 11 member Taliban terror cell responsible for numerous bombings including murder of iconic Yama Siawash on November 7," First Vice President Amrullah Saleh tweeted. EFE-EPA