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Taliban's 'Shadow Governor' Captured

A Taliban leader known to officials as the "shadow governor" of Afghanistan's Kunduz province has been captured in Pakistan, Newsweek reports. Pakistani authorities, working in concert with U.S. officials, caught Mullah Abdul Salam about a week ago, around the same time that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's second in command, was captured. Three other militants were also detained along with Mullah Salam. It is not yet clear whether Mullah Salam is linked to Mullah Baradar, though sources say the two had planned to meet right before Mullah Salam was captured. "Thanks to solid intelligence work and some courageous partners in Pakistan, this hasn't been a good time for the leadership of the Afghan Taliban," a counterterrorism official said.