2020-02-08 Afghanistan||Two ‘Senior Members’ of ‘Pakistani Taliban’ Killed in Kabul: BBC
[ToloNews] The BBC reported the liquidation of two senior members of the "Pak Taliban|
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
" in Kabul last week.
The killing of the two men, named by the BBC as Sheikh Khalid Haqqani and Qari Saifullah, has raised concerns among Afghan analysts who say that the infiltration of key Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) leaders in Kabul raises a lot of questions.
The Afghan security agencies so far have not commented officially.
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a security source speaking to TOLOnews on condition of anonymity said that last week "two men" were "mysteriously" killed in an area near the Intercontinental Hotel in PD5 of the Afghan capital Kabul, which is the location also identified by the BBC report.
According to the source, the Afghan security agencies arrested the assailants.
Sami Yousufzai, a co-author of the BBC report, told TOLOnews that the two men "wanted to go to Kunar from Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
, they were supposed to meet or attend an invitation in Kabul near the Intercontinental hotel, but they were killed there."
Afghan commentators speculated about the alleged meeting and death of the two men:
"Khalid Haqqani and Younus (Qari Saifullah) perhaps came to Kabul to shine a signal and reach sort of harmony with the officials (Afghan officials), I think those people who do not want the Taliban to surrender or end the war plotted this attack on them," said political analyst Ahmad Saeedi.
Haqqani was one of the close aides to former TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsud who was killed in a dronezap in 2013. Haqqani was formerly a deputy head of the TTP, and had currently held a "key position" in the group’s leadership council, said the BBC report.
"This is a major blow to the Pak Taliban, it is a great loss for them, the Pak Taliban are currently under massive pressure, some of their leaders have sought refuge in Afghanistan," said Pak journalist Tahir Khan.
Details of the incident will be shared with the public once the investigations are completed, the security source said.
Sheikh Khalid Haqqani, the former deputy chief of TTP and member of the group’s central committee, along with another commander Qari Saif Peshawari were killed during a fight with forces in Afghanistan on Jan. 31, Mohammad Khurasani, the outlawed militant group spokesman said in a statement.
Khurasani did not disclose details about the incident but said he was on his way for carrying out an attack when Afghan forces stopped his way and killed him.
Afghan government kept it secret and did not share information with the public in this regard.
The questions are why the TTP leaders were in Kabul, how and who killed them.
Another source from TTP said they believe the murder was done by Pakistan’s intelligence service, ISI.
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