Washington, Feb 22: Senior US officials have claimed that a former governor in the Taliban regime, Maulvi Kabir was recently nabbed in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP).
Describing the arrest as a 'significant detention', a senior US military official in Afghanistan said Kabir is considered as one of the top ten most wanted Taliban leaders, Fox News reports.
According to him, the information regarding Kabir was gathered during interrogation of the Taliban's second-in command Abdul Ghani Baradar.
Pentagon Spokesman Geoff Morrell, however, refused to comment on detentions but said, "Our hope is clearly that this is creating a certain amount of discontent, worry, and turmoil within the organization."
Morrell said the arrests will ultimately "adversely impact the momentum that they (Taliban) have enjoyed over the past several months."