Mulla Omar aide escapes Multan raid
By Mubasher Bukhari
LAHORE: A close aide to Osama Bin Laden and Mulla Omar escaped before police raided his house in Nagina Colony, Multan, on Sunday, intelligence sources told Daily Times.
Sources said intelligence agencies traced Abdur Rehman Wazir’s satellite phone call to Multan and raided his house, but Wazir fled while three activists of a banned militant organisation were arrested.
“Wazir helped Mulla Omar escape from Kandahar on a motorbike after the fall of the Taliban,” sources added. After fleeing from Afghanistan, Wazir hid in Waziristan and formed a group with Al Qaeda activists Abu Haris and Abu Khalid, sources said, adding that they were killed in military operations in Wazirstan after which Wazir also left the place and settled in southern Punjab.
“Abu Farraj Al Libbi, the third most wanted Al Qaeda activist, who was arrested a few weeks ago, also gave information about Wazir,” sources said, adding that Wazir’s arrest could have been big, but unfortunately he escaped. They said, “It is quite possible that Wazir is in touch with Bin Laden or Aiman al Zawahiri or even Mulla Omar.” The search for Wazir is continuing throughout southern Punjab.