Senior TTP commander Asmatullah Shaheen reported killed in North Waziristan firing

PESHAWAR: A key member of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan'sshura, Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani, was reportedly killed on Monday along withthree others when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a vehicle in Ghulam KhanTehsil of the North Waziristan tribal area.

Shaheen was on the Pakistan army's list of twenty mostwanted Taliban commanders, and had a $120,000 bounty placed on his head since2009.

He served as the acting TTP chief after Hakeemullah Mehsud’sdeath and also headed the Taliban supreme shura. In late January, unconfirmedreports said he was killed during air strikes on militant sanctuaries in NorthWaziristan.


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