Another Top Taliban Leader Arrested in Pakistan
Apparently a direct result of the interrogation of captured deputy Afghan Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar:
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.
And to think, the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that some U.S. officials are concerned that the Pakistanis aren’t getting Baradar to talk. Meanwhile, Pakistan launched jet strikes on insurgent positions in South Waziristan as well.