Taliban commander among 3 killed in Pakistan

  • PTI, Peshawar
  • Updated: Aug 25, 2014 15:42 IST

A Taliban commander was killed on Monday in a remote controlled IED blast in Pakistan's restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast took place outside the house of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander, known as Khabare, in Mehraban Kalay area of Tirrah Valley in Khyber Agency, sources said.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

In another incident, a truck driver and a cleaner were killed when unidentified militants attacked a NATO tanker in Jamrud tehsil area of Khyber Agency.

The tanker was transporting goods for NATO forces in Afghanistan when it was attacked on Pak-Afghan highway.

Reports said that the tanker was attacked near the Wazir Dhand area of Jamrud which is situated in the northwestern tribal region of Khyber.

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