Two key Taliban commanders arrested in Karachi

Last Updated: Thursday, April 1, 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.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 20:54

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