Slain Pak Taliban founder Baitullah's nephew killed in Bannu firefight

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 07:40 hrs

Two suspected militants, including a nephew of the slain Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) founder Baitullah Mehsud, and a policeman were killed in a firefight on the outskirts of Pakistan's Bannu city.

"Around 6:00pm two men travelling in an auto rickshaw were signalled by Constable Muhammad Arif at Abshar Chowk to stop for checking," The Express Tribune quoted Mir Qadir Shah, an official of Basya Khel police, as saying.

The men, however, opened fire at the constable killing him on the spot.

"They also snatched his rifle and fled," Shah said, adding that as the two men reached the Basya Khel checkpoint, police waved to stop them but they opened fire and in retaliatory fire both were killed.

Police recovered four AK-47 assault rifles, four hand grenades, 12 magazines, two wireless sets, two mobile phones and one pistol from the three-wheeler, the official said.

The militants have been identified as Muhammad Ibrahim and Asmatullah. (ANI)

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