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Top Taliban commander arrested in Pak Punjab

Last Updated: Monday, November 16, 2009 - 13:17

Islamabad: Pakistani intelligence agencies have captured a top leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) from a major city of Punjab after tracking him for a week.
The leader who can only be identified by his initials N A Z owing to sensitive ongoing interrogations is said to rank amongst the top leaders of the category -3 classification done by the law enforcing agencies.

Category-1 includes Osama bin Laden, Mulla Omar and Aymen al-Zawahiri. Category-2 includes Hakimullah Mehsud, Maulvi Fazlullah etc, while Category-3 top leaders comprise the cadre that is directly responsible for specific territories, which in this terrorist leader’s case was the entire Punjab and the federal capital.

The News quoted an investigating official as describing the arrest of the commander as an “information treasure trove”.

N A Z hails from a Middle Eastern country and was reportedly the chief planner of terrorist activities in Punjab and the federal capital territory, the sources said.

The apprehended terrorist top gun had arrived in Punjab a few days back to put terrorism activities in Punjab and the federal capital in top gear.


First Published: Monday, November 16, 2009 - 13:17

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