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Pakistan arrests Taleban governor

Police in Pakistan have arrested a former Afghan provincial chief and ally of Taleban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. Maulvi Abdul Mannan Khawajazai, ex-governor of the western Badghis region, was captured near the Afghan border. Afghan officials welcomed the arrest, saying Mr Khawajazai was connected to continuing violence in Afghanistan even if he had no direct links to terrorism. It was not clear if Mr Khawajazai would be handed over to the US, like other Taleban members caught by Pakistan. A Pakistani intelligence source quoted by the Reuters news agency said Mr Khawajazai ran the finances of the Taleban regime, which was overthrown in a US-led invasion after the 11 September 2001 attacks. Full Story

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