- The Washington Times - Friday, January 1, 2010

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Police say they have arrested a senior Pakistani Taliban commander who led the militant group’s network in Punjab, a key province where violence has been increasing.

Senior police investigator Chaudhry Shafiq said Thursday that Khalil Ullah was the mastermind behind a market bombing in the provincial capital of Lahore on Dec. 7 that killed 49 people.

Shafiq declined to say when or where Ullah was arrested.

More than 500 people have been killed in attacks since mid-October when the army launched a major offensive against the Pakistani Taliban’s stronghold of South Waziristan in the northwest.

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