Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Pakistan 'nets Taleban spokesman'

Pakistan 'nets Taleban spokesman'

The Taleban were driven from power by a US-led assault in 2001The authorities in Pakistan say they have arrested leading Taleban spokesman Latifullah Hakimi.
"Our security forces captured him today, and he is in our custody," said Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao.
Mr Hakimi has spoken regularly on behalf of the Taleban, who US-led forces drove from power in Afghanistan after the 11 September, 2001 attacks.
Pakistan Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said he was detained in Balochistan province.


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