Making a run for it: TTP commander shot dead by police

Salim’s associate was also injured but managed to escape.


Zulfiqar Ali September 14, 2014

DI KHAN: A Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander was killed by the police, while his accomplice was injured in Kulachi tehsil of DI Khan, an official told The Express Tribune.

According to the police official, a check post was established after an intelligence report suggested members of the TTP were travelling from Lonee to South Wazirsitan. When two motorcyclists were signalled to stop by law enforcers, they drove on and the police opened fire at them. One man died on the spot, while his injured associate managed to escape.

Police recovered the body, which was later identified as that of Salim Shah Je, a local TTP commander. It was stated he was the right-hand man of TTP Kulachi Commander Amir Jan Malang.

According to the police, he was wanted for the recent attack on DI Khan GPO employees as well as other assaults on police officers and security personnel. He was also wanted in kidnapping and extortion cases.

Police also recovered a Kalashnikov, an official told The Express Tribune.

Meanwhile, a body was also found on DI Khan Bypass Road on Sunday, said a Saddar police official.

The police found a CNIC  on the body which identified the deceased as Muhammad Yunas, son of Muhammad Ayub. It stated he was from Sarwakai in South Waziristan.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 15th, 2014.

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