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Former TTP spokesperson killed in Afghanistan

Updated: Sep 25, 2016 20:11 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept. 25 (ANI): A senior leader and former spokesperson of a Pakistani Taliban group was killed in Afghanistan's Paktika province on Saturday.

According to group's sources, Raees Khan alias Azam Tariq was among the four Taliban leaders killed in an operation by Afghan security forces late Saturday, reports the Express Tribune.

Reportedly, Tariq's son was also among the dead.

The security sources also confirmed that the leader was killed.

Tariq had earlier served as the spokesperson for the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and was currently working as spokesperson of the Mehsud Taliban faction led by Khan Sayed 'Sajna'.

Majority of Sajna group members live in Paktika province, after they crossed Afghanistan in the wake of military operations in Waziristan tribal region. (ANI)

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