Taliban second in command captured

US officials tell Al Jazeera that Taliban's second-in-command was captured in Karachi.

    A man believed to be the Taliban's second-most important leader, and a trusted friend of Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been captured, US officials have told Al Jazeera.

    He was reportedly seized in a joint operation between Pakistani and US intelligence agencies last week in the Pakistani city of Karachi.
     

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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