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Ex-TTP spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid killed in drone strike: reports

KABUL: A former spokesperson of proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Shahidullah Shahid was killed in a US drone strike in Nangarhar, province of Afghanistan, ARY News reported.

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According to Afghan news agency, at least 52 militants were killed in the drone strike including Shahidullah Shahid.

Shahid had pledged allegiance to global terror outfit Daesh, also known as Islamic State in October last year.

Following his affiliation with Daesh, he was sacked from the TTP.

The TTP has seen several desertions last year after its leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a US drone strike in November 2013.

 

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