Taliban commander arrested in Pak
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 17:53
Lahore: Pakistani law enforcement agencies on Wednesday arrested Taliban commander Abdul Jalil, a close aide of slain Tehrik-e-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud in this eastern city.

A police team working in collaboration with intelligence agencies raided a house in Shahdara area and arrested Jalil and his accomplice Qari Shakirullah, official sources told agency.

Jalil is believed to be the close aide of Mehsud, who died in a US drone attack in Pakistan's tribal belt last year. "Jalil has fought security forces in the Swat valley," a source said.

Jalil might also have been involved in last week's twin suicide attack within Lahore cantonment that killed 60 people, including 10 soldiers, the source said.


First Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 17:53

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