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Pakistanis arrest 5 suspects; “Taliban gloomy”

Pakistani police arrested five suspected Afghan militants in a raid in the southwestern city of Quetta, as a Pakistani newspaper said on Sunday the Taliban had conceded the arrest last week of one of their top leaders. The five suspected militants were among 32 Afghans rounded up in Quetta, where Pakistani security officials said senior Taliban leader Mullah Obaidullah Akhund was arrested last Monday. Taliban spokesman have denied Akhund was captured, but Pakistan’s the News newspaper said on Sunday a top Taliban commander and some Taliban officials were reluctantly admitting reports of his arrest appeared to be true. “One indication that the reports of his arrest are true is the fact that most of our military commanders and spokesman have turned off their satellite phones,” a Taliban military commander told the newspaper. Full Story

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