Two key TTP commanders killed in South Waziristan operation

By: News Desk      Published: 03:04 PM, 7 Mar, 2021
Two key TTP commanders killed in South Waziristan operation
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Two key commanders of defunct Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in a search operation by security forces in South Waziristan district, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.

The intelligence-based search operation was carried out by Pakistani Army soldiers at Nashpa village of Janata area in Sararogha sector of the South Waziristan district.

The slain TTP commanders were belonged to the Mehsud Group and were identified as Maulvi Mahboob Rahman, son of Gul Zaman and resident of Shakta Tehsil Ladha, and Mir Salam alias Ans, son of Mir Baz and resident of Sarkhoni village in Shakta Tehsil Ladha.

The latest operation came on the heels of Saturday’s action in which the security forces Saturday killed eight terrorists in two different intelligence-based operations (IBOs) conducted in North Waziristan.

According to ISPR, security forces conducted two separate IBOs on terrorist hideouts in Boya and Dosalli areas of North Waziristan. During the exchange of fire, eight terrorists including three terrorist commanders Abdul Aneer alias Adil (TTP Toofan group), Junaid alias Jamid (TTP Tariq group) and Khaliq Shadeen alias Rehan (TTP Sadiq Noor group) were killed.

These terrorists remained involved in terrorist activities against security forces, law enforcement agencies and locals of the area since 2009 including IED attacks, firing, target killing, kidnapping for ransom and extortion.

These terrorists were also involved in recruiting terrorists in the area. The security forces also recovered a huge cache of arms from hideouts.