March 2nd, 2010
03:26 PM ET

Taliban commanders killed in Pakistan, military says

Two key Taliban commanders were killed in a shootout with security forces in the most recent Pakistani offensive against the Islamic militants.

Two "important terrorist commanders" were killed during the ongoing operations near Peshawar dubbed "Spring Cleaning," the Pakistani military said in a news release Tuesday.

The commanders were identified as Muhammad Tufail, also known as Abdullah, and Muhammad Iqbal. Authorities said Tufail was a commander who was involved in missile and rocket attacks on Nowshera Cantt and another attack on a mosque in Nowshera. Iqbal was a key supplier of suicide bombing jackets and explosives to Islamabad and other cities of Pakistan, according to the military.


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  1. dryfly

    Whatever the Pakistanis say I would take with a grain of salt.

    March 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Malik

    Both NATO and Talibans are indeed killing innocent people, but at least one crucial difference exists,
    the NATO don't INTENTIONALLY do it! In fact under McChrystal they do everything they can to have zero civilian casualty, unlike the Talibans who force a teen to explode himself in the middle of busy bazaar, and also use human shields in battles.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. A_little

    Come on grow up people. When are you guys going to realize that we are in a fight for our lives? The ONLY way terrorists win is by getting the weak minded to live in a world of 'if we leave them alone they will leave us alone'. Do you really believe this? Or do you want to undermine our democratic society?

    March 4, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bill Monroe USMC

    Daniel,
    Those men you cowardly call filthy creeps are the reason you can hide and send out these comments. I'm quite sure you don't have the courage to go out in public and voice these opinions that you have stated in all the comments that you have posted. The main reason you wont talk like this in public is that you never know who you might really offend. Why dont you quit your whinning and be greatful for the freedom these guys have provided.

    March 3, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kristian

    Dan Lafayette is right ..
    I like to add that the west need to go out harder than before with the military.
    We got to stop acting like pussies and go for it and stop worrying about the media- cos we cant let the west go down like russia and have jalla jalla ppl running around with their so called holy book. they see us all as kafir- non belivers and then we are suppose to be killed.
    so I say go for it!!

    March 3, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dan Nelson Lafayette,IN

    The Taliban are killing more people with their suicide bombers and when we kill them before they plan new attacks then we are saving lives. In each terrorist or Taliban death or capture we surly are saving lives!

    March 3, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Daniel

    The last two months have indeed been quite bad for the Taliban in Afghanistan which is great for the United States,Great Britain and France in their sinister plot to conquer that part of the world.And the way they brag about saving lives while the filthy creeps who operate those godless drone aircraft with their 500lb.bombs continue to slaughter both "militants" and civilians as if they were cattle.The most sickening of all,is that those filthy creeps have nothing to fear from the international war crimes tribunal.What a double standard!!!

    March 3, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. American

    How are we saving lives? We're killing civilians more than any other group!! To stop killing you don't kill.

    March 3, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dan Lafayette,IN

    Way to go Pakistan! Keep up the good work and remember we are trying to save lives they are trying to kill lives!

    March 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |