PAKISTANI security forces wounded and captured a top Taliban commander in a shootout, police said, days after Islamabad denied the presence of senior militants on its soil.
Mullah Mansoor Dadullah, the brother of the Islamist movement’s slain military commander in Afghanistan, and seven other rebels were seized in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, they said.
Dadullah had been in charge of operations against Western troops in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, but there were recent reports that he had been sacked by Taliban supremo Mullah Mohammed Omar.
“He has been wounded and arrested early this morning. He resisted when our men launched an operation” in the village of Gowal Ismail Zai, said Baluchistan police chief Saud Gohar….