• publish: 1 November 2015
  • time: 6:43 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 1986
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Tahreek-e-Taliban Commander killed in Kunar province

A U.S. drone strike has killed a commander of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Shigal District of eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, the province’s police chief said on Sunday.

Brigadier General Abdul Habib Sayedkhil said the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) targeted TTP militants in Choni Sar area of the Shultan area late yesterday.

He said a TTP commander and along with one of his fighters was killed in the attack.

This comes a day after a drone strike killed top al-Qaeda commander Bilal al-Taib in Ghazi Abad District of this province.

Kunar on the border with Pakistan’s restive tribal areas is a mountainous region with jungles where terrorists can easily hide, make nests and organize attacks against government and its international allies.

 

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