A senior leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was killed in an explosion triggered by own explosives in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Army said the Taliban leader Jan Wali who was also famous as Ahmad Sheena was killed in Shaltan district on Wednesday.

A statement by Silab Corps said Sheena was killed as a number of insurgents were busy planting roadside bombs and one of them went off prematurely, leaving the senior Taliban leader dead.

The Silab Corps further added that the enemies of Afghanistan have lost the capabilities to confront the security forces in the battlefield and therefore they are attempting to harm the peopel by placing IEDs on the roadsides.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

In the meantime, the local reports in Pakistan say Sheena was a dangerous terrorist affiliated with the TTP and was shot dead by unknown gunmen.

According to the Pakistani officials quoted by the local media outlets, Sheena was involved in multiple acts of terrorism and wanted in various cases.


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