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Militant killed in Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Peshawar 

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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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 10:40 IST