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Suspect behind killing of four women in North Waziristan shot dead

PESHAWAR: Security forces have gunned down a militant commander involved in the killing of four women in an intelligence-based operation in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation in Mir Ali, North Waziristan on confirmation of the presence of terrorists. During the exchange of fire, terrorist commander Hassan alias Sajna of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Hafiz Gul Bahadur group was killed.

According to the military’s press wing, Sajna was involved in the killing of four women in Mir Ali on Monday who were working with Sabawon Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).

The ISPR said the killed terrorist was involved in terrorist activities against security forces and civilians including IED attacks, kidnapping for ransom, target killing, extortion, and was alsoo involved in recruiting terrorists. A cache of arms and weapons was also recovered during the operation.

The incident occurred on Monday when four women working with Sabawon Non-Governmental Organisation were shot dead and their driver was injured.

The incident occurred in the morning when the women were coming from Bannu and adjoining areas to teach sewing and embroidery to women of a local village when armed masked men opened fire on their vehicle killing them on the spot.

The deceased women were identified as Ayesha Bibi, Jawariya Bibi, Naheed Bibi and Irshad Bibi. All hailed from Bannu including the driver. One of the women, Maryam Bibi, survived as she jumped out of the car before the incident occurred.