Friday, August 15, 2008

And another one's gone

Looks like Maulvi Faqir Muhammed won't be down for breakfast in the morning.

And another one's gone.

Another one bites the dust.

Gunship helicopters on Thursday targeted two vehicles in Inayat Kali, Bajaur Agency, killing eight to ten militants, including Deputy Chief of the Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Maulvi Faqir Muhammad, a high-ranking official confirmed to The Nation.

In another report received from Parachinar, Kurram Agency, at least 18 persons were reportedly killed and score others injured as result of fierce fighting erupted among the different tribes. The tribes, which were at war with each others, included Bagzai, Sarokhel, Anzri, Balishkhel, Khwar Kaly, Sangeena, Kundizar, Karman and Paiwar.

Giving detail of the TTP leader’s killing, the official said that Taliban had received a great setback when Maulvi Faqir Muhammad, the TTP Deputy Chief in Bajaur Agency, was killed along with other ten to eight militants when gunship helicopters targeted their vehicles in Inayat Kali. However, Taliban sources could not be contacted for conformation (sic) the report.

They were too busy running and hiding. Heh.