Middle East

February 16, 2010

Afghanistan's No. 2 Taliban leader captured in Pakistan

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was seized in Karachi in a joint U.S.-Pakistani operation last week, sources said. As the second in command of the Taliban, he is believed to have been the architect of the Taliban's military operations. Officials hoped he might help lead them to Mullah Omar, the Taliban founder and spiritual leader who hasn't been seen since 2001.

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