Pak Taliban commander dies of cardiac arrest in Saudi Arabia

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.

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2010, 00:15 AM IST

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.

PTI