Top ISIS commander in Balochistan killed, claim Pakistan security forces, South Asia News – WION

In an operation against terrorists, a top commander of the Islamic State group has been killed in Balochistan province of Pakistan on Sunday, said a counter terrorism official.  

The development comes hours after Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed an attack on a Frontier Corps (FC) vehicle in Harnai district of the province, where four soldiers were killed and one hurt.  


The security forces carried out a raid in a vineyard in Mastung district where ISIS commander Mumtaz Ahmed alias Pehelwan was killed, said Balochistan’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) spokesperson.  

The Pakistani Government had also declared a reward of Pakistani Rs 200,000 (USD 1,180) on his head.  

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In recent months, there have been an uptick in attacks on security forces.   

Earlier, seven Pakistan Army soldiers and five terrorists were killed during an intelligence-based operation in the Asman Manza area of South Waziristan. While in a suicide attack near a check post on Quetta’s Mastung Road, at least four Frontier Corps officials were killed and 18 others were hurt.   

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Two Pakistan Army soldiers were also killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in North Waziristan.   

(With inputs from agencies) 


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