Peshawar, August 29: Tariq Afridi, chief of banned outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Darraadam Khel chapter and key leader and commander, has been killed by his brother-in-law here on Wednesday, local sources revealed.
Local sources disclosed that Mr. Afridi was riding a horse when his brother-in-law shot him to death in Khyber Agency of the tribal region earlier this day.
The commander of banned outfit TTP was a proclaimed offender and on wanted list of Peshawar police in several kidnapping cases including the Polish engineer.
“He had also been associated with Lashkar-e-Jhangwi (LeJ) in past,” the sources said.
On the other hand TTP spokesman denied of his death while asserting he was alive and performing his duties.
On the other hand the TTP Darra Adamkhel spokesman, Muhammad, phoned media personnel to deny the reports. “Our ameer Tariq Afridi is alive and well and is leading his colleagues in the battle. We condemn these reports being carried by certain television channels in recent days and we would take action against them,” he declared.
Sudhir Ahmad Afridi from Landikotal and Zahir Yousaf Zai from Peshawar contributed for report.