Pak Taliban commander dies of cardiac arrest in Saudi Arabia
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 00:15
Peshawar: A Taliban commander from Swat wanted by authorities has died of cardiac arrest in Saudi Arabia while the bullet-riddled bodies of another commander and his companion were found in northwest Pakistan on Monday.

The family of commander Yusaf alias Balaqoos, a resident of Kharai area of Swat district, said he had died of a heart attack in Saudi Arabai.

Yusaf reportedly obtained a Saudi visa after troops launched an operation in Swat last year and fled from Pakistan.

Yusaf was among the most wanted militant commanders in Swat. Security forces had demolished his ancestral house in the region.

In a separate development, the bullet-riddled bodies of militant commander Majeed Khan and his aide were found in Palai area of Malakand division, sources said.


First Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 00:15

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