Pakistani security forces have killed a senior Taliban commander. The senior Taliban figure was killed along with one of one of his accomplices in South Waziristan tribal region, the military here said on Friday.
According to a statement released by Pakistani An army spokesman "high value terrorist" identified as Mehmood ul Hassan alias Khwaja Madni and his accomplice were killed in cordon and search operation conducted by Special Forces team near Jandola, a small town in the region.
Hassan belonged to a terror outfit, Sajna group of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which is active in parts of South Waziristan, bordering Afghanistan.
Pakistani forces have cleared most of the areas in the tribal region. However, the militants are hiding in rugged mountains.
The army statement said that weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the terrorists' hideout. The operation was part of a major operation, codenamed "Radd-ul-Fasaad".
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