Colonel Imam, former ISI official, in a video stating his capture by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. - Photo on file

MIR ALI:  Former ISI official Sultan Amir Tara alias Colonel Imam's body was found in an area in Karam Kot near Mir Ali.

According to sources, it was confirmed that Col.Imam's body had been found on the corner of a street near Mir Ali in North Waziristan.  Tehreek-e-Taliban has claimed responsibility for killing the former ISI official.

Colonel Imam had gone missing on March 25 last year along with another former ISI official, Khalid Khwaja, and a British journalist of Pakistan origin, Asad Qureshi, while they were going from Kohat to North Waziristan.

He was believed to have played a key role in the growth of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan.

Updated Feb 20, 2011 04:00am

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