Pakistani security officials say they have detained a suspected Taliban commander and killed at least five other militants during an operation in the country's northwest.
Officials say security forces clashed with the insurgents Thursday in the Mohmand tribal region, bordering Bajaur, where Pakistani troops have been fighting Taliban and al-Qaida militants for months.
Authorities say the security forces captured a suspected explosives expert and Pakistani Taliban commander, known as Imran or Mansoor, during the clash today.
They say the commander helped prepare suicide bomb materials and maintained links with insurgents across the border in Afghanistan.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP.