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Pakistan arrests family of wanted Taliban commander

ISLAMABAD, June 27 (KUNA) -- Pakistan has taken the family of a wanted militant commander and held his relatives in custody, said a minister here on Saturday.
The family of Mullah Fazlullah, who heads the Taliban of Swat Valley, has been taken into custody, Rehman Malik, Federal Interior Minister, told reporters. He said that Fazlullah's family is safe in government's custody.
Fazlullah has been on the run since the peace deal with the government collapsed and military launched an operation in Malakand Division in April this year.
The forces have claimed killing so far over 1,500 militants and arrested several others. (end) amn.hb KUNA 271613 Jun 09NNNN