|In the first major arrest of its kind in Pakistan's Swat Valley, Pakistani authorities say they have taken into custody one of the Taliban's leaders in Swat, along with four other commanders. Muslim Khan was the second in command of the Taliban in Swat, and became an official spokesman of both that group and the wider Tehrik-e-Taliban, an umbrella group of militants that includes fighters based in the country's tribal areas.
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