Pakistan police arrest another Taliban leader: Report

Last Updated: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 13:28

Washington: Police in northwest Pakistan arrested Mulvi Kabir, one of the top 10 most wanted Taliban leaders and a former Governor of Afghanistan`s Nanghar province, the latest news is reported on the website of Fox News.

The network, citing two unnamed senior US officials, yesterday said that Pakistani police captured Kabir in the New Shera district of Pakistan`s Northwest Frontier Province.

The capture is a "significant detention," a senior US military official in Afghanistan told Fox.

According to Fox, the information leading to Kabir`s capture was obtained from Mullah Baradar, the Taliban second in command, whose arrest was announced on February 18
following a joint US-Pakistani operation.

Baradar`s capture has resulted in the arrests of several Taliban leaders -- the people US officials told Fox are "shadow governors" that operate from Pakistan`s frontier and
tribal regions.

The Pentagon announced that two other Taliban officials were arrested after Baradar`s capture.

Those include Mullah Abdul Salem, based in Afghanistan`s Kunduz province, and Mullah Mir Mohammad, based in the Baghlan province, the New York Times reported citing Afghan officials.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 13:28

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