Better hurry up and release the rest of them, eh, Barack? “Former terror inmate arrested,” from AFP, July 8 (thanks to all who sent this in):
PESHAWAR (Pakistan) – PAKISTAN on Tuesday arrested a former Guantanamo Bay inmate, alleging that he had rejoined Taleban insurgents in the country’s north-west, security officials said.
They said Issa Khan, a homeopathic doctor who previously spent around four years in the notorious US military jail in Cuba, was arrested in Bannu town, about 180 kilometres south of Peshawar.
‘We have arrested doctor Issa Khan. He was wanted on different terrorism charges,’ Bannu city police chief Sajjad Khan told AFP by telephone.
Pakistani security officials said Issa had been practising homeopathic medicine in northern Afghanistan in 2002 when he was arrested by American forces following the 2001 US-led invasion to bring down the Taleban regime.
They said they believed he rejoined the Taleban after his release from Guantanamo.
A local intelligence official said Issa was considered to be a commander in Tehreek-e-Taleban, the group responsible for some of the worst bombings in Pakistan in recent years. — AFP