TTP commander arrested from Nowshera
PESHAWAR: A senior commander of banned outfit, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was arrested in a search operation in Nowshera District, official sources told Daily Times on Saturday. It is the second such operation in the district in August.
Earlier, a close aide to fugitive Swat Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah was arrested in similar fashion. The officials said the outlawed TTP commander Wajeehuddin Mehsud and his operator Maulvi Abdul Qadir, a prayer leader at a local mosque, were arrested from a house.
"Important documents and sensitive maps were also recovered from Mehsud's possession," the security officials said.
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The arrested men were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.
Meanwhile, TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan confirmed killing of Bajaur Taliban leader. He said the TTP has named Maulvi Abu Bakr as new
number three commander.
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