• publish: 8 January 2016
  • time: 5:20 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 2914

Senior Afghan Taliban commander gunned down in Pakistan

A senior leader of the Afghan Taliban group has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Balochistan province of Pakistan, it has been reported.

According to the local media reports in Pakistan, the senior Taliban leader, Mawlawi Mohammad Alam was shot dead by gunmen close to Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

The incident took place on Thursday evening in Kuchlak area located around 25 kilometres from the provincial capital. Khaama Press reported.

Mawlawi Alam was a senior leader of the Taliban group and was a loyal commander to the newly-appointed Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.

Sources within the Taliban group have confirmed the incident and have said that an investigation has been launched to find out the main motive and those involved behind the assassination.

The Taliban group in Afghanistan has not formally confirmed the assassination of Mawlawi Alam so far.

Mawlawi Alam has reportedly led numerous fights in favor of Mullah Mansoor following soaring tensions among the Taliban leaders with the announcement of Taliban group founder Mullah Mohammad Omar’s death and announcement of his successor.

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