US official: Taliban military commander captured
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Taliban's top military commander, has been captured in Pakistan
February 16, 2010 6:06PM (UTC)
A senior U.S. official says the Taliban's top military commander has been captured in Pakistan in a joint operation by Pakistani and U.S. intelligence forces.
The official says Pakistan has had Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar -- the No. 2 behind Mullah Muhammad Omar -- in custody for more than several days.
He spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.
A Pakistani intelligence officer said Baradar was arrested in the city of Karachi "about 10 days ago."
The New York Times first reported the arrest on its Web site late Monday.
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