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Key Taliban commander apprehended in Pak

world Updated: May 20, 2010 23:03 IST

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Security forces today apprehended a key Taliban commander considered an expert in making suicide vests from a camp for people displaced by military operations in northwest Pakistan.

The commander was arrested from Muhammd Khwaja Camp in Hangu district.

The camp was set up to house people displaced by the military operation in Orakzai tribal region.

The commander was taken to an undisclosed location for interrogation, sources said.

Thousands of people fled the Orakzai Agency after security forces launched a massive operation to flush out Taliban militants.

Orakzai is considered the bastion of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud.