PESHAWAR: A commander of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan was killed in an intelligence-based operation in Mirali tehsil of North Waziristan tribal district on Monday.

Security sources identified the slain TTP commander as Safiullah, who belonged to Mirali area. They said the terrorist was involved in killing of four workers of a local NGO in February 2021 and targeted killing of engineers of Frontier Works Organisation in November 2020.

The security sources said the outlaw was also involved in planning and execution of improvised explosive device attacks on security forces, extortion and kidnapping for ransom.

The security forces also recovered weapons and ammunition during the operation.

Published in Dawn, September 21st, 2021

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