Taliban commander killed in Dir operation: Officials

Published: July 1, 2012
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Mansoor was shifted to a hospital in Afghanistan  where he succumbed to his injuries. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Mansoor was shifted to a hospital in Afghanistan where he succumbed to his injuries. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

DIR: Taliban commander Mullah Mansoor was killed after he succumbed to injuries received during clashes between security forces and terrorists, Express News reported on Sunday.

The commander had been shifted to a hospital in Afghanistan where he succumbed to his injuries.

Official and local sources confirmed the reports, adding that 34 terrorists were killed in the three-day clashes in the Dir Bala area.

Mullah Mansoor was associated with the Khaal area of Dir.

Earlier on Wednesday, at least eight militants were killed and several others injured in retaliation when they attacked the Malathar security check-post in Barawal tehsil of Upper Dir district.

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  • Zaikam
    Jul 1, 2012 - 6:53PM

    So hospitals in Afghanistan provide medical care to ‘taliban’?

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  • Thoughtful
    Jul 1, 2012 - 6:58PM

    This picture gets used a lot. @ET this a real Taliban or a model?Recommend

  • Mj
    Jul 1, 2012 - 7:37PM

    @Zaikam:
    I hate the Taliban but access to healthcare in life threatening situations is a fundamental human right. I am, however, glad that he did not live to spread further destruction.

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  • Naveed Alam Khattak
    Jul 1, 2012 - 7:44PM

    He should not be allowed to be buried in Pakistan. He is the killer of Pakistanis and Pashtoons.

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  • not impressed
    Jul 1, 2012 - 9:20PM

    @Thoughtful:
    Yea, my thoughts exactly. This guy looks like he got ready for this photo shoot!

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  • Zaikam
    Jul 2, 2012 - 12:14AM

    @ MJ: You are very right sir, but these insane people have forced people to not consider them humans any more.

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  • nikarish
    Jul 2, 2012 - 12:42AM

    Thank you US for the drones! I wouldn’t be surprised if the US had something to do with this operation.

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  • Imran Con
    Jul 2, 2012 - 12:50AM

    Funny that this short footnote of an article gets placed out in front but when the senior LeT leader was taken out by the US it got all but tucked away out of sight.

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  • Salman
    Jul 2, 2012 - 1:17AM

    In order to eradicate this menace, Pakistan should use chemical weapons. This is the only solution to get rid of these criminal talibans

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  • Bashir Masih
    Jul 2, 2012 - 1:25AM

    Resignation, of Sana Bucha, is very sad.She will be greatly missed .She was one of the great journalists, who was very brave and fair.Wish her the the best where she goes.

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  • A J Khan
    Jul 2, 2012 - 10:39AM

    Taliban has 100% sponcership of Afghan Government and operates from areas held strongly by ISAF.

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  • marium
    Jul 2, 2012 - 5:08PM

    Check mate.

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