Pakistani security forces have killed a senior Taliban commander and one of his accomplices in South Waziristan tribal region, the military here said on Friday.

An army spokesman said that “high value terrorist” Mehmood ul Hassan alias Khwaja Madni and his accomplice were killed in cordon and search operation near Jandola, a small town in the region.

The commander belonged to 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.

An 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” or reject discord in English, after a series of terrorist attacks killed over 100 people recently.

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The statement said that the security forces also carried out intelligence-based operation in Sibbi area of southwestern Balochistan Province and recovered weapons and ammunition including hand grenades, RPG rockets, anti-tank, anti-personal mines, rifles and explosives. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh