Key TTP member killed in Afghanistan: Pakistan media reports

A key member of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Mira Khan aka Mufti Khalid, was killed in Kunar province of Afghanistan on Saturday, Dawn News reported Sunday.

According to the report Khan was a close associate of Mullah Fazllulah, the TTP chief who died in a drone attack in 2018, also in Afghanistan.

Reports indicate that Mufti Khalid’s death was attributed to internal rivalry between two factions of the TTP.

This comes after Mir Abdul Nabi Bangulzai one of the top commanders of the “pro-independence” armed group Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) was killed Thursday morning in an armed attack in Kandahar province of Afghanistan, Pakistani media outlets reported.

According to reports, Bangulzai was killed in PD3 of Kandahar city.

Pakistan’s defense and military forums have also confirmed the report.

Bangulzai, who belonged to the Baduzai Bangulzai tribe of Baloch, was affiliated with the “pro-independence” armed group Baloch Liberation Army since 2002 and was one of the top commanders of the group.