TTP financier killed in Swat operation


Notorious militant and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) financier Bakhat Raj alias Asadullah was killed in an intelligence-led operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat region on Tuesday.

A security official, on condition of anonymity, said that Bakhat Raj financed the group’s terrorist activities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Buner district and in Karachi.

Security forces are carrying out intelligence-driven operations across Pakistan during which a number of important militants have been rounded up.

Last year in December, the Pakistan army decided to continue ‘intelligence-based operations’ (IBOs) against militant targets throughout the country to pre-empt terrorist attacks.