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Afghan forces ‘kill Pakistan Taliban commander Azam Tariq’ | BBC News

Afghan forces ‘kill Pakistan Taliban commander Azam Tariq’ | BBC News

A leading Pakistani Taliban commander has been killed by special forces in eastern Afghanistan, the militants say.

Azam Tariq died in Paktika province, near Pakistan’s border. His son and nine others were also reported killed.

Tariq was a former Pakistani Taliban spokesman and part of a breakaway faction after the group split in 2014.

Many Pakistani Taliban now operate from Afghanistan after they were dislodged from strongholds in north-west Pakistan by a military offensive.

Source: Afghan forces ‘kill Pakistan Taliban commander Azam Tariq’ – BBC News