4 Taliban militants killed by Pakistani Army in Peshawar

21 February 2017, 07:50 AM
Representative Image (Getty)
Representative Image (Getty)

Four “high-profile” Pakistani Taliban militants were killed on Monday by the army in Pakistan’s northwestern city in Peshawar.

The media wing of the military released a statement in this regard, saying the operation was reportedly carried out against Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani Group of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

The Inter-Services Public Relations claimed that the suspects killed in the military operation were allegedly “high-profile” terrorists.

The group was allegedly involved in target killings, extortion and kidnapping for ransom in Dera Ismail Khan, Tank and surrounding areas, the ISPR statement said.

Cache of weapons and ammunitions also recovered from the possession of the deceased suspects, it added.

First Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 07:46 AM
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