Alleged Taliban spokesman arrested in Afghanistan

January 16, 2007 14:33

Afghan intelligence agents arrested a purported Taliban spokesman after he crossed into the country from Pakistan, a spokesman for the agency said Tuesday. Dr. Muhammad Hanif, who would often contact the news media claiming to speak for the hard-line militia, was arrested at the border town of Torkham on Monday, said Sayed Ansari, the spokesman for Afghanistan's intelligence service. Two people traveling with him were also detained.

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