Top Pakistan Taliban leader captured by US
October 12, 2013 - 4:58:01 am
A 2009 photo of Pakistani Taliban commander Latif Mehsud
WASHINGTON: US soldiers have captured a senior leader of the Pakistani Taliban in an operation in what could prove a major blow to the Islamic militant group. “I can confirm that US forces did capture... terrorist leader Latif Mehsud,” State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said, describing him as a senior commander of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. It was not immediately clear if Latif Meshud is related to Hakimullah Mehsud who took over as the commander of the Pakistani Taliban in 2009.