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Afghan Taliban: Leader Still in Pakistan Detention

The Afghan Taliban stated that its second-in-command, Mullah Baradar, has not been freed by Pakistan as promised. Pakistan announced last month that Baradar had been freed, yet on Wednesday a Taliban spokesman said he remains in a Pakistani prison with worsening health. Baradar has been seen as a key factor in helping restart stalled peace talks between the government of Afghanistan and the Afghan Taliban. Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday that Baradar's freedom is still ...

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