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Hakimullah`s brother, uncle surrender with 4 other militants

By Our Correspondent 2016-06-20
PARACHINAR:Abrother of Hakimullah Mehsud, the slain leader of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), his uncle and four other suspected militants have surrendered to the authorities.

According to officials, the surrender by Hakimullah`s brother Ijaz Mehsud, uncle Khair Mohammad and other militants took place in Shahidano Dand, a troubled area close to the Afghan border in Kurram Agency.

Names of the other militants could not be ascertained.

The six were taken to a garrison in Thall.

Sources said that after the death of Hakimullah, his brother had joined the Sajna group, a splinter faction of the TTP.

Hakimullah was killed in a US drone attack near Miramshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan Agency, in November 2013.