Senior Pakistan Taleban leader captured in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says US military forces are holding a senior Pakistani Taleban commander captured in Afghanistan a week ago.
Mr Arsallah Jamal, the governor of eastern Logar province, said on Friday that Latif Mehsud was arrested by American forces as he was driving along a main highway.
The Pakistani Taleban confirmed that Mehsud had been captured by the Afghan army at the Ghulam Khan border crossing in the eastern province of Khost on Oct 5.
Pakistani Taleban commanders and intelligence officials say he was captured by the Afghan army as he attended a meeting to discuss swapping Afghan prisoners for money.