Islamic State commander, two accomplices killed in North Waziristan blast

Conflicting reports over attack being carried out by own faction or an opposing group

Our Correspondent December 31, 2018

PESHAWAR: An Islamic State (IS) commander along with two accomplices was killed in a bomb blast in North Waziristan on Monday.

Commander Khawaz Chimtoo belonged to the Hafiz Gul Bahadur group.

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Chimtoo is believed to have joined Da'ish, commonly known as IS, ISIS or ISIL, after Operation Zarb-e-Azb was carried out by the Pakistan Army in the area.

There are conflicting reports that the explosives had been planted by members of his own group.

However, it is also believed that an opposing faction had planned the attack.


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