Taliban commander surrenders in Pakistan

May 2nd, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Islamabad, May 2 (Xinhua) A senior Pakistani Taliban commander Saturday surrendered to the authorities in the country’s tribal region, TV reports said.
Security forces Saturday surrounded the house of Iftikhar Ahmed Khan, head of the Taliban in Khyber agency, and forced him to surrender, state-run PTV said citing officials.

Khan, 35, was wanted for attacks on NATO supply trucks and security personnel, the report said. Khan was also accused of sheltering foreign militants and kidnapping people for ransom.

Khan was appointed commander of the Tehrik-e-Taliban in Khyber agency after the arrest of Mustafa Kamran last year. Baitullah Mehsood is the group’s supreme leader.

The authorities arrested Kamran when he was shopping in Peshawar, the capital of the North West Frontier Province.

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