Taliban commander held in Pakistan

Last Updated: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 21:28

Islamabad: A Taliban commander in charge of the Swat region of northwest Pakistan was arrested Saturday, a media report said.

The militant leader was held in Batgram area of Swat after a tip off given to enforcement agencies, Online news agency reported.

Attaullah is a notable figure among the Taliban commanders and was responsible for a suicide bomb attack on a former assembly member and PML-Q leader Asfandyar Amir Zaib, sources said.

He was shifted to Swat for investigations.

Bureau Report



First Published: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 21:28
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