Two key Taliban commanders arrested in Karachi
Last Updated: Thursday, April 01, 2010, 20:54
Karachi: Two key Taliban commanders of the Mullah Fazlullah group, involved in a number of attacks in the north-western Swat district, have been arrested here, as security agencies continue their swoop on extremists.

A senior police official said the CID had arrested Taliban commanders, Sardar Shah and Mohammad Sahir from the Sohrab Goth area on the outskirts of Karachi.

"Both are from Swat and Mingora and belong to the Maulana Fazlullah group and are aides of commander Ahsanullah," he said.

The official said that the arrest of the two commanders who are involved in attacking military posts in Swat would help in tracking down the elusive Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah.

Intelligence agencies and police have in the past seven weeks claimed the arrest of some top Taliban commanders, the most prominent among them being Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the second-in-command of the Afghan Taliban.

Other Taliban commanders nabbed include a spokesman of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar and a former aide of slain Pak Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud identified as Mullah Tayyab Agha alias Popalzai and Hakeemuddin Mehsud.


First Published: Thursday, April 01, 2010, 20:54

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