Pak Taliban denies death of commander Omar Khalid

January 22nd, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI  


Peshawar, Jan. 22(ANI): Tehrik-I Taliban Pakistan has denied that its commander Abdul Ali, alias Omar Khalid has been killed in a military strike in Mohmand Agency.
Reports said commander Abdul Ali, alias Omar Khalid, was killed in last nights military offensive in Mohmand Agency, while his second-in-command Shakil had been injured.
The Daily Times reported that Khalids house was destroyed in the operation while he was inside.
Omar Khalid is alive and we shall present him before the media in a day or two, a Taliban commander said.
Meanwhile, security forces on Wednesday arrested seven terrorists, including a senior al Qaeda operative allegedly wanted in connection with the 2005 attacks on London tube trains.
The Pakistani security forces arrested the Taliban militants after storming their hideout.
Local officials confirmed the arrests, saying American investigators were present at the time of the operation.
He’’s been arrested in Peshawar this morning, a security official said.
t was a well-planned raid carried out against a militant den. The culprits were caught off guard and captured without resistance, the official said. (ANI)

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