Spreading roots: IS names ex-TTP man as regional chief

Published: January 28, 2015
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IS commander Abu Muhammad Al-Adni has also confirmed the outfit has appointed its chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan. STOCK IMAGE

IS commander Abu Muhammad Al-Adni has also confirmed the outfit has appointed its chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan. STOCK IMAGE

The Islamic State (IS) has confirmed it has nominated former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Hafiz Saeed Khan as its commander for the region.

Saeed Khan, who left the TTP in 2013, appeared in a video 10 days ago.

However, the news of his appointment as an IS commander was broadcast through an audio message, posted on a Twitter account, apparently run by the militant  outfit.

IS commander Abu Muhammad Al-Adni has also confirmed the outfit has appointed its chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Saeed Khan belongs to Orakzai Agency and he has served as head of the TTP Orakzai chapter. However, he had parted ways with the TTP after the killing of the TTP chief Baitullah Mehsud in a drone strike.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th, 2015.

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  • Emjay
    Jan 28, 2015 - 10:47AM

    Lovely.

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  • SuperNeo
    Jan 28, 2015 - 2:25PM

    And Pakistanis complain they don’t get job in Islamic companies.

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