Four TTP militants killed in S. Waziristan attack, claim sources

PESHAWAR: At least four Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants, including a key commander, were killed in the Shaktoi area of South Waziristan tribal region on Monday, sources said.

Official sources said unknown persons attacked a car in the Shaktoi area of South Waziristan Agency, killing four people and injuring another.

Other sources said that a clash occurred between the Khan Said alias Sajna and Waliur Rehman groups of the TTP.

The sources added that those killed in the incident included a key commander Kashed Khan Mehsud who is believed to be a local commander of the Hakimullah Mehsud group while the others were also TTP fighters.

Taliban sources had yet to confirm the deaths of its fighters

Earlier, a key commander and Shura member of the TTP Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani had been killed in a targeted attack.

Intelligence sources said the Sajna group was behind the attack as Asmatullah Shaheen had opposed Sajna’s appointment and supported Mullah Fazlullah to replace Hakimullah Mehsud as TTP chief.