Pakistani security officials say a number of senior Taleban fugitives have been arrested in a northwestern part of the country, near the Afghan border.

The officials say the men were picked up during raids since Saturday on several homes in an Afghan refugee camp near the town of Akora Khattack.

The names of the detainees have not been disclosed. But news reports identified of one them as Maulavi Abdul Kabir - a deputy of fugitive Taleban chief Mullah Omar.

Pakistan, a key ally in the U.S.-led war on terrorism, has arrested several hundred Taleban and al-Qaida militants in recent years.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.