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Former TTP spokesman Azam Tariq killed

former TTP spokesperson Azam Tariq killed

PESHAWAR: The former spokesperson for the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Azam Tariq, has been killed in Afghanistan’s Paktika province in air strikes carried out by Afghan and Nato forces.

Three other TTP leaders have also been reportedly killed by the joint Afghan and Nato airstrikes in the Laman area of Paktika provice, said Pakistani security sources.

Raess Khan, who used the nom de guerre Azam Tariq, was killed in air strikes late on Saturday.

An advisor of TTP’s Khan Said Sajna group, Zeeshan Haider Mehsud, confirmed the death of Tariq and his son while fighting Afghan security forces.

The TTP advisor added that 10 other militants were killed in the fighting which erupted in Paktika province.

Earlier in 2014, Irfan Mehsud, a son of Azam Tariq, was killed in an exchange of fire with Pakistan Army troops in Bober.

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