2 TTP commanders among 18 terrorists killed in Bajaur
31 August, 2012
PESHAWAR: Security forces killed 18 Taliban, including two Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commanders, in Bajaur region on Thursday, a military official said.
The Pakistan Army has launched a series of offensives against the Taliban over the past few years in Bajaur and other parts of the ethnic Pashtun tribal belt in the northwest near the Afghan border.
On Wednesday, Taliban attacked an army post and killed eight soldiers in South Waziristan.
Military sources said four soldiers have been killed in the Bajaur fighting and several went missing.
The military said the terrorists killed on Thursday included two commanders – Khatir and Turbai – from the Taliban branch that controlled the Swat valley, before an army offensive cleared the group from there in 2009.