PAF kills key Taliban commander in NWA

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Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) key commander Adnan Rasheed has been killed in an air strike by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in North Waziristan on Tuesday.

Sources said Rasheed along with his family was killed in an action by security forces in Mir Ali.

The bombardment was occurred on his home located in Hamzoi area on basis of intelligence reports while governmental sources have confirmed his death along with four family members including wife, song and daughter.

Adnan Rasheed was freed in an unprecedented jailbreak operation on April 15, 2012 when around 200 Taliban militants armed with guns, grenades and rockets attacked the high-security Bannu Central Jail and released 384 prisoners. TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan subsequently declared on April 20, 2012 that the jail break operation was chiefly meant to free Adnan Rasheed.

Interestingly, despite being an al-Qaeda linked convicted terrorist, Adnan was allowed to get married in the jail in 2010 and become father of a daughter. Coming from Chota Lahore village of the Swabi district, Adnan had joined the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in 1997, before being arrested for his role in an attempt to assassinate Pervez Musharraf in Rawalpindi on December 14, 2003. He was subsequently awarded death sentence by a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) on October 3, 2005 at Chaklala Base of PAF along with six other Air Force men. However, after being convicted, Adnan was shifted to the Bannu Central Jail from the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi for inexplicable reasons, only to be freed by the TTP.

He was the same TTP commander who wrote a sympathising letter to Malala Yousafzai and explained her why she was attacked by the TTP. He wrote, ‘When you were attacked it was shocking for me. I wished it would never happen and I had advised you before.’ He explained she was shot not because she went to school, but because she had spoken out against the Taliban in Pakistan.

Taliban sources have not yet confirmed or denied Rasheed’s killing.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Whilst the political Government in Pakistan remains dumb founded and plays a double game in cahoots with the opposition parties Pakistan Army has taken action.

    My articles shall start appearing in Financial Times very soon.

  2. Good Ridence! Well done PAF now finish the rest of these Kafir Muslim killers enemies of Pakistan. It's not difficult to work out why this murderer was transfered to Banu. Unfortunately quite a lot of the Armed Forces and Prison staff are Taliban sympathisers thanks to Zia-Ul-Haq and Hameed Gul two of the biggest Bandits in the history of Pakistan.

  3. i can vouch with confidence, that the Army and the whole armed forces institution has come on one platform to take action against the TTP scums ( whoever that might be ), bcz enough is enough and they hv no more faith in the civilian govt….let them continue discussion on talks, but insha Allah our Armed forces will take them head on this time…..

  4. Arrest without proper conviction and punishment is toothless,this govt is fooling the masses by enacting powerless laws.
    Once arrested he or she will use laws and courts to get released on false basis and witnesses.
    During critical times like this its is essential to add a section of punishment without going to courts if that person or organisation acts against the country in any manner.

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