Ex-Taliban leader in Pakistan's Peshawar ahead of talks - sources

Reuters

ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, aformer Taliban second-in-command held in Pakistan, has beenmoved to the city of Peshawar near the Afghan border as part ofpreparations for talks with the Afghan Taliban, security sourcessaid on Thursday.

"Baradar was moved from one safe house in Karachi toanother, and has now been moved to Peshawar," one seniorPakistani defence official told Reuters.

Baradar was once a close friend of reclusive Taliban leaderMullah Mohammad Omar and he belongs to the same tribe as AfghanPresident Hamid Karzai.

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