Two Taliban commanders killed in northwest Pakistan
Last Updated: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 21:35
Peshawar: Two key Taliban commanders were shot dead by security forces in northwest Pakistan in an exchange of fire on Thursday.

Commanders Mufti Abdul Basir and Samiul Haq were shot dead by troops while trying to enter Khwazakhela town in Swat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said.

The forces laid siege around the area where the commanders were hiding and killed them in an exchange of fire.

The two were experts in planting bombs and had often issued fatwas for the killing of innocent people.

Their bodies were handed over to police by the security forces.


First Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 21:35

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