Pakistan: Taliban commanders arrested, official says

Source: ABC News

“Security forces in Pakistan have arrested two key commanders of the Pakistani Taliban in the country’s volatile southwest, an official said Wednesday. The interior minister of Baluchistan province, Ziaullah Langau, congratulated the security forces for ‘saving the country from possible high-profile attacks’ by arresting the militants, whom he identified as Commander Nasrullah and Commander Idress. … The arrests came during a surge in attacks by the Pakistani Taliban, who are a separate group but are allied with the Afghan Taliban, who seized power in neighboring Afghanistan in 2021 as U.S. and NATO troops were in the final stages of their pullout from the country after 20 years of war.” (06/26/24)