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US Forces captured Taliban Commander in Afghanistan

Kabul : Afghanistan | Oct 11, 2013 at 11:44 PM PDT
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US captures senior leader of Pakistani Taliban

US forces have captured a senior Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan commander‚ Latif Mehsud in an operation in Afghanistan.
Confirming the arrest‚ state department spokesperson Marie Harf described Latif Mehsud as a "senior commander" in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.


She said he was a close confidante of the group's leader‚ Hakimullah Mehsud.


An Afghan official earlier told Associated Press news agency that Latif Mehsud was arrested while driving on a highway in eastern Logar province about a week ago.


However‚ a spokesman for President Hamid Karzai told the Washington Post that Americans forcibly took Lateef Mehsud from Afghan intelligence officials and shifted him to Bagram Airbase.

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