A notorious and key Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander, Safiullah, was gunned down in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali area in an encounter with security forces, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday.
Safiullah hailed from Mir Ali and was involved in the murder of four women who belonged to a non-governmental organization.
He was also involved in the target-killing of Federal Works Organisation (FWO) engineers, confirmed the ISPR.
He had also conducted IED attacks on security forces and was planning further attacks on them.
The notorious TTP commander was also involved in kidnapping for ransom, extortion and other offences.
Weapons and ammunition in large quantities were recovered from his possession, said the ISPR.