Blast in North Waziristan, 4 killed including Taliban commander Saifuddin

Regional TerrorismBlast in North Waziristan, 4 killed including Taliban commander Saifuddin

PESHAWAR: A blast went off targeting a militants’ vehicle in Mirali tehsil of restive North Waziristan agency on Tuesday, killing at least four suspected militants including the Taliban commander Saifuddin and injuring five others, security sources said.

The sources said that militants were preparing an explosive-laden vehicle for a suicide mission when it accidentally exploded near Mosaki village of Mirali tehsil in North Waziristan tribal region.

   

Subsequently, four suspected militants including militant commander Saifuddin, who is said to be the chief of the Taliban in Baka Khel area of FR Bannu region, were killed and five others wounded, the sources added.

A Taliban militant, speaking to media from an undisclosed location, confirmed Saifuddin’s death. However, he claimed that the explosion was a suicide attack on their vehicle.

According to him, the militant commander was traveling from Khaisur village when his vehicle was attacked near Mosaki village of Mirali tehsil, killing him and three other militants.

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