Pakistan

TTP confirms killing of key commander in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR: Proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has confirmed that one of its key commander Mohammad Hasan was killed in fighting with Pakistan’s security forces in North Waziristan Agency (NWA), ARY News reports.

According to a foreign news agency, TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid in a statement on Saturday, said Hasan, who hailed from Kabul, was killed in a clash in North Waziristan’s Boya area.

Hasan had recently been released from an Afghan prison and had arrived North Waziristan to fight with Pakistan’s armed forces.

The spokesman said that TTP Chief Mulla Fazlullah led the funeral prayers of slain militant Mohammad Hassan.

 

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