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Two Taliban ‘commanders’ killed in drone attack

Updated Mar 19, 2017 08:03am

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Two ‘commanders’ of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed when an unmanned aircraft targeted a moving car in Afghanistan’s Paktika province along the border with South Waziristan Agency.

Sources said on Saturday that a US drone targeted the car in the Narr area close to the border, killing local Taliban ‘commanders’ Haroon Shuikhel Wazir and Azmat Mahsud. The former belonged to the Akhtar Mohammad group of the TTP in North Waziristan Agency.

The sources said that the attack took place at around 4pm on Friday.

The funeral prayers for the two were held in the Laman area near the border. They said that a large number of tribesmen displaced from South Waziristan, who are settled in the Laman area, attended the funeral prayers.

Published in Dawn, March 19th, 2017

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Comments (11) Closed



Naveed Iqbal Mar 19, 2017 10:49am

Do not make funeral prayer they are the enemy of humanity. Just fire them as a lesson to others.

rajendra Mar 19, 2017 11:05am

Well done USA

Rashid Mar 19, 2017 11:06am

Sad day for India.

timetostopthis Mar 19, 2017 12:54pm

Good. Get rid of these enemies of peace and humanity.

Payday Mar 19, 2017 01:47pm

@Rashid It's your own citizens.

Payday Mar 19, 2017 01:52pm

@timetostopthis Who created them?

timetostopthis Mar 19, 2017 02:22pm

@Payday Neighbours on India's western borders.

Pakistani Mar 19, 2017 03:18pm

good job Pakistan army

Oyster Mar 19, 2017 03:31pm

@timetostopthis Only you believe.

majid Mar 19, 2017 03:43pm

Thank you USA !

Khan Mar 20, 2017 12:53am

So Trump's America is actually helping Pakistan - not pushing it away. Defense Secretary James Mattis has been a close friend to Pakistan, and we should be extremely thankful that he was chosen by President Trump. Also be thankful that President Trump handed way more power to the "hard power" Defense Department, while gutting and weakening the "soft power" State Department.