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Baitullah Mehsud’s deputy survives murder attempt

WANA: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Baitullah Mehsud’s Naib Ameer has survived attempt on his life and one commander killed when their vehicle was detonated with remote control bomb in Makeen area in South Waziristan Agency late last night.

According to sources, some unknown accused targeted the vehicle of Naib Ameer TTP Mualana Noor Sayed with remote control device while he was on his way back home after attending a meeting in Makeen. The vehicle smashed into pieces after the blast.

The explosive device planted on a road side near Tanga Quresh in tehsil Tiarza exploded with big bang resultantly Commander Abdul Malik Shimankhel died on the spot while another commander sustained minor wounds. However, Maulana Noor Sayyed remained hurt, he added.

Deputy Chief of TTP was the target of the blast, he added. Till filing of this report no group has accepted the responsibility for the attack, he concluded.-SANA

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