TTP confirms Khalid Balti killing

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ISLAMABAD, (Raja Furqan Ahmed) : Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Muhammad Khurasani has confirmed the killing of Khalid Balti. In a statement released today, paying tributes for his contributions to TTP and added that he was arrested from early 2015 till late 2021. Khalid Balti —Pakistan’s most-wanted terrorist — was killed in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on Monday. According to the sources, Khalid Balti was running a terrorist hub in Miranshah; however, after the Pakistan Army’s successful “Zarb-e-Azb” operation, he escaped to Afghanistan. Khalid Balti was a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) commander and a spokesperson for the banned outfit. He had replaced former spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid. Balti was involved in several attacks on many innocent civilians and personnel of security forces. According to sources, he was also involved in uniting different factions of the TTP. Sources said that Balti was planning attacks against Pakistan along with TTP chief Noor Wali Mehsood.