Former Pakistani Taliban second-in-command captured in Afghanistan: reports

PESHAWAR: Maulvi Faqir, former second-in-command of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has been arrested along with four accomplices while he was trying to enter Pakistan’s Tirah Valley from Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, Afghan intelligence officials claimed on Monday.

“Maulvi Faqir and his four accomplices who had entered Nangarhar from Bajaur Agency were apprehended near Basawal on Torkham Road near the border of Tirah Valley,” an Afghan intelligence official said on condition of anonymity.