Afghan TV Reports Mullah Omar Arrested In Pakistan

Taliban chief Mullah Omar detained in Pakistan (UPDATE)

An Afghan popular television channel Tolo citing Pakistani media reported Tuesday that Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar has been arrested in Pakistan.

Tolo also showed a picture of the one-eyed Mullah Omar without giving more details.

Meantime, a Taliban spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi in talks with Xinhua via telephone from undisclosed location rejected the report as mere western propaganda, saying Taliban chief is free, and enjoys sound health and in full command of his fighters.

Previously, Taliban second-in-command Mullah Brather was arrested in Karachi city of Pakistan months ago.

Taliban militants have vowed to intensify activities against Afghan and NATO-led troops based in Afghanistan.