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      Archive: 3/16/2010

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        3/16/2010, Nisan 1, 5770

      Arrest of #2 Taliban Leader Angered Afgan Pres.

      The Afghan government was holding secret talks with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's second in command, when he was captured in Pakistan with the aid of US intelligence information.

      According to a source close to Afgan President Hamid Karzai, the arrest infuriated Mr. Karzai.