In a huge achievement, another top TTP Commander killed in Afghanistan

In a huge achievement, another top TTP Commander killed in Afghanistan

Ateeq-ur-Rehman, a wanted commander of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as Tipugul Marwat, was reported to have been killed in Afghanistan. Tipugul Marwat was a fugitive with at least ten FIRs filed against him under various anti-terrorism laws, including the Anti-Terrorism Act, Pakistan Penal Code, and Explosives Act.

He hailed from the Bachkan Ahmadzai area in Lakki Marwat and had been evading authorities while staying in Afghanistan. He had been implicated in numerous attacks on security forces, police stations, and checkpoints.

The security experts considered Tipugul's elimination as a significant setback for the militant group operating in the district. This development was expected to assist law enforcement agencies in eradicating the remnants of his group.

Notably, Afghanistan's Taliban recently claimed to have arrested around 200 suspected militants who were involved in carrying out deadly cross-border attacks against Pakistan.

According to reports, Afghan authorities had taken concrete measures to counteract terrorist activities and shared details of their crackdown on the banned TTP during bilateral talks held in Kabul with a high-level delegation from Islamabad.

These discussions came in the wake of a tragic incident where four soldiers lost their lives while defending two Pakistan Army checkpoints in the Kalash area of District Chitral.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported this on September 6, prompting the need for collaborative efforts between Afghanistan and Pakistan to address cross-border security concerns.