TTP Militant commander & financier killed - Buner District

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Tuesday, 17 February 2015 19:34

BUNER: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) militant commander and financier was killed in a security operation on the outskirts of Bajkata Town of Buner district early Tuesday morning.

Financier and militant commander  of TTP, Bakht Raaj - alias Asadullah was involved in terror activities in Karachi and Buner, official sources confirmed. Raaj, together with his sons and aides, were behind targeted attacks on policemen, political party activists and local peace committees.

Acting on a tip-off, security officials cordoned off the commander’s house in the outskirts of Bajkata town of Buner district early Tuesday morning. After encircling Raaj’s residence, security personnel asked the occupants to surrender but were met with resistance. Armed clashes between militants and security officials continued for a few minutes, killing Bakht Raaj.

The dead body of the slain militant was later shifted to the armed forces camp, situated in Daggar headquarter of Buner District. There is no further information on the number of injuries resulting from the armed clash.

Bakht Raaj had escaped a previous military operation though leaving behind a son along with two other children killed.

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