Pakistani Taliban deputy killed in drone strike

SAS soldiers in Afghanistan

Details of the latest USA drone attack emerged as an Afghan delegation led by the neighboring country's deputy foreign minister, Hekmat Khalil Karzai, opened a new round of wide-ranging talks Friday with Pakistani counterparts in Islamabad.

In announcing the death of Khan Said Sajna, the spokesman for the so-called Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, TTP, said the pre-dawn drone attack occurred on February 8 in the Gorwek area of North Waziristan.

The deputy leader of the Pakistani Taliban has been killed in a suspected US drone strike and a new deputy has been appointed said the Tehrik-e-Taliban paksitan. A feared militant commander, he also claimed to have masterminded the 2012 jailbreak in the northwestern town of Bannu that resulted in the escape of almost 400 inmates, including several high-profile militants.

The TTP has been blamed for dozens of suicide bombings and other attacks.

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Mehsud's death would further weaken the Pakistani Taliban, who have been forced to reduce their activities due to a relatively successful Pakistan military offensive, BBC Urdu's Haroon Rashid reports.

At least two intelligence sources had confirmed to The Express Tribune that Sajna, who headed Mehsud faction of the TTP, was killed in a drone strike in the Margha area of Barmal in Afghanistan along with his nephew Ismail and two guards.

It described him as a true successor to the first two chiefs of TTP - Baitullah Mehsud, the groups founder, and Hakimullah Mehsud. He added that a commander called Mufti Noor Wali Wali was appointed by the Taliban chief to succeed Sanja.

Several top leaders of the TTP and the Afghan Taliban have been killed in USA drone strikes on Pakistani territory.

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