A militant linked to Pakistan Taliban was killed today by the security forces during a gun battle in country's restive northwest region, said security sources.
Naseebur Rahman, associated with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, was killed in Jani khel area of Bannu district during an operation in the area.
For over a decade, the inaccessible and mountainous tribal area of North Waziristan was home to a swirling array of violent jihadists.
The military launched an operation in June 2014 to flush out militants from the area.
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