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TTP commander killed in US airstrike in Afghanistan

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New York, Nov. 26 (ANI): Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander Khan Sayed, also known as ‘Sajna’, has been reportedly killed in a US airstrike in Afghanistan.

According to the New York Times, at least 12 other militants were killed and 20 injured in the Damma region in Khost Province, near Shahadianu Patala, a Pakistani town in North Waziristan, the Pakistani intelligence officials said.

A Pakistani intelligence official confirmed the killing of the TTP commander in an airstrike on the conditions of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak publically on the matter.

The Pakistani officials’ claims have not yet been independently confirmed, partly because of the remoteness of the site and the restrictions on journalists’ access to the area. There was also no immediate comment from American officials, who do not typically comment publicly on drone strikes. (ANI)