Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pakistan Police Arrest Another Afgh Taliban Leader - Mulvi Kabir

Via (AFP) -

Police in northwest Pakistan arrested Mulvi Kabir, one of the top 10 most wanted Taliban leaders and a former Taliban governor of Afghanistan's Nangahar Province, Fox News reported on its website Sunday.

The network, citing two unnamed senior US officials, said that Pakistani police captured Kabir in the Naw Shera district of Pakistan's Northwest Frontier province.

The capture is a "significant detention," a senior US military official in Afghanistan told Fox.

Information leading to Kabir's capture was obtained from Mullah Baradar, the Taliban?s second in command, whose arrest was announced on February 18 following a joint US-Pakistani operation, according to Fox.

Baradar's capture has resulted in the arrests of several Taliban leaders -- people US officials told Fox are "shadow governors" that operate from Pakistan's frontier and tribal regions.

The Pentagon announced that two other Taliban officials were arrested days after Baradar's arrest.

Those include Mullah Abdul Salam, based in Afghanistan?s Kunduz province, and Mullah Mir Mohammad, based in the Baghlan province, The New York Times reported, citing Afghan officials.

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