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Dangerous Pakistani Taliban commander thought killed

A Pakistani Taliban leader who has been responsible for numerous attacks and kidnappings in the tribal areas is rumored to have been killed by a family member. The report has not been confirmed. Commander Tariq Afridi, the leader of operations of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan (TTP) in Khyber, as well as in regions in Arakzai, Peshawar, Kohat, and Hangu, was reportedly gunned down by his brother-in-law while he "was riding a horse," according to Geo News . The motivation for the alleged shooting was not given. Neither the TTP nor Tariq's spokesman, Mohammed Afridi, have responded to the reports of his death. Tariq was named the terror group's commander of Khyber in November 2009. He had been a member of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, the al Qaeda and Taliban-linked terror group that routinely murders Shia in Pakistan and even conducted a suicide attack against Shia in Kab...

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