Pakistani soldier, TTP commander killed in security operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Islamabad [Pakistan] September 30 (ANI): Pakistan Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported on Thursday that the terrorist commander of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was killed during a security operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

TTP commander Khawaza din alias Sher Khan was killed after security forces carried out an operation after receiving reports of the presence of terrorists in the area, Dawn reported citing an ISPR statement.

“The security forces carried out the operation after receiving information that terrorists were present in a hiding place in the area,” ISPR said in the statement.

“TTP terrorist commander Khawaza din alias Sher Khan killed [in the attack] while weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the hiding place, “the statement added.

Meanwhile, during the operation, a Pakistani army captain was also killed.

TTP is a Pakistan-based terrorist group, the outfit is a former Taliban ally in Afghanistan.

The attack shows that Pakistan is falling victim to its own policy of financing terrorism.

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global watchdog on terrorist financing, had retained Pakistan on its “gray list” for failing to effectively implement global FATF standards and for its lack of progress in the investigation and prosecution of senior UN officials and commanders. designated terrorist groups.

The “gray list” means that Islamabad will have no respite in trying to access finance in the form of investment and aid from international organizations, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Pakistan has been on the FATF gray list for weaknesses in its anti-terrorist financing and anti-money laundering regimes since June 2018. (ANI)

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