2016-09-26

TTP commander, police official, tribal elder killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD – A top Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander, a traffic police officer and a tribal elder were killed in violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan September 25 and 26, media reported.

Motorcyclists September 25 in Karachi gunned down a traffic sub-inspector, police said, according to Dawn.

A remote-controlled bomb September 25 in Mamond Tehsil, Bajaur Agency, killed the brother of pro-government tribal elder Malik Taj Khan, officials said, according to Dawn.

Afghan troops recently killed a top-ranking TTP commander and at least 10 other militants in Paktika Province, Dunya News reported.

The operation that eliminated Azam Khan Tariq took place near South Waziristan, Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani government recently froze the bank accounts of more than 8,400 individuals suspected of financing terrorism, Geo News reported.

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