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Pakistan arrests Taliban leader

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Oct 18, IRNA -- Pakistani police have arrested a senior wanted Taliban leader in country's northwest, police sources said here Wednesday.

Qari Saeed, chief of the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan’s Orakzai chapter, was arrested in a police raid in Nowshera district, they said.

Qari Saeed was arrested with an accomplice. Police sources said they suspected Qari Saeed was in town to collaborate a sabotage attempt on a gathering being organized to observe the second death anniversary of the son of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain.

Rashid Hussain was gunned down in July 2010 by Taliban.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 80375812

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