No official confirmation about Taliban chief arrest in Pakistan

18:36, July 06, 2010      

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The news of capturing the Taliban chief in Afghanistan Mullah Omar has spread confusion all around the world since Monday when American media claimed about his arrest by Pakistani forces.

Pakistani secret agencies, government officials and other sources refused to verify or deny the news.

"This is an act to strengthen earlier Western blames on Pakistan that the Taliban leadership is controlling the war against NATO forces while sitting in Pakistan," said Aslam Khan, a senior journalist.

"The original matter is totally different, actually Taliban are now reluctant to believe in Pakistan then how can they take risk to sit in Pakistan's most populated city," Khan, an expert in war against terrorism told Xinhua.

The American authorities have also refused to comment on the news.

The discussion started in the media after an American blogger claimed that the Taliban chief was captured from Pakistani coastal city Karachi on March 27, 2010.

Omar is wanted by the U.S. for sheltering Osama bin-Laden and his Al-Qaeda network in the years prior to and after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in America.

He is believed to be leading the Taliban fighters in their war against the Afghan government and NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Pakistan had arrested Mullah Brather, Taliban Chief No.2, earlier this year from the same city of Karachi.

Source: Xinhua

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