Pakistani Taliban leader detained in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL: (MEP) – A leader of the Pakistani Taliban group – Tehrik-e-Pakistan (TTP) leader has been arrested by international coalition security forces in eastern Afghanistan.

Pakistani media agencies have reported that TTP leader Ikramullah was arrested by coalition forces on Saturday in Lalpur district of eastern Nangarhar province.

Ikramullah was reportedly on his way to meet with the members of the Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS), when he was captured by coalition forces.

Pakistani newspaper, The Nation has claimed that the detention of TTP leader by coalition forces in Afghanistan highlights the established links between the Pakistani Taliban and Afghan intelligence agency.

This comes as another Pakistani Taliban leader Latif Mehsud was arrested by coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan earlier in Octobe this year.

Latifullah Mehsud, a senior commander of Tehri-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and a close confidante of former TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsud was arrested in easter Logar province of Afghanistan.

The Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) and coalition officials have not commented regarding the latest detention so far.

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