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Taliban Commander Maulvi Nazir Killed As US Drone Strikes
Written by Jehan Naseem On 3 January 2013 @ 8:40 am | 1 Comment
In Breaking News, Citizen Media, English, Governance, Media & Journalism, Pakistan, South Asia, War & Conflict, Weblog
According to reports  a leading militant of the Taliban Maulvi Nazir  has been killed by an American drone strike. This has caused apprehension on the social media site Twitter and blogs; about how Pakistan's citizens and military forces may react to this news.
The News Tribe Blog  reports that his vehicle was targeted:
Peshawar: Key Taliban commander Mullah Nazir was among five others killed in a US drone strike North Waziristan Agency of Pakistan’s north western tribal region during Wednesday-Thursday midnight.
Adil Shahzeb confirms it:
@adilshahzeb (Adil Shahzeb):  “Maulvi Nazir was killed in Angor Adda in South Waziristan”.”We heard announcements on mosque loudspeakers announcing Nazir's death”
Omar Quarishi, journalist and editor at the Express Tribune opines:
@omar_quraishi (Omar R quraishi):  Would be fair to assume that the Pakistanis will be pissed as hell at the drone strike that killed Maulvi Nazir
@omar_quraishi (Omar R quraishi):  Maulvi Nazir signed a “peace deal” with Pak Army in 2006 – According to Saleem Shahzad he had property in Kandahar
Omar Waraich, another well-known Pakistani journalist tweeted:
@OmarWaraich (Omar Waraich):  Whoa. Mullah Nazir killed in drone strike. This is going to piss the Pakistan army off.
Following another tweet of his relating to the Pakistani Army's alliance:
@OmarWaraich (Omar Waraich):  Mullah Nazir had long enjoyed a non aggression pact with the Pakistan army. He was released from FC custody to take on Uzbek militants.
Ali Mustafa tweets:
@Ali_Mustafa (Ali Mustafa): The death of Maulvi Nazir can be the result of an understanding between Pakistan's military and the Americans – it can… http://lnkd.in/fiVxz7 
On the other hand Asad Munir opines:
@asadmunir38 (Asad Munir):  As a reaction to death of Maulvi Nazir his followers likely to attack Army Posts/troops in Ahmedzai Wazir area of South Waziristan.
However, News Pakistan  reports in their blog:
Taliban have neither denied nor confirmed the reports.
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URLs in this post:
 reports: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256422/U-S-drone-kills-important-Taliban-commander-Maulvi-Nazir-Wazir-reportedly-eliminated-missile-strike-house.html
 Maulvi Nazir: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maulvi_Nazir
 The News Tribe Blog: http://www.thenewstribe.com/2013/01/03/taliban-commander-mullah-nazir-killed-in-drone-strike/
 @adilshahzeb (Adil Shahzeb):: https://twitter.com/adilshahzeb/status/286717073600704512
 @omar_quraishi (Omar R quraishi):: http://twitter.com/omar_quraishi/status/286716557797777409
 @omar_quraishi (Omar R quraishi):: http://twitter.com/omar_quraishi/status/286717549993934848
 @OmarWaraich (Omar Waraich):: https://twitter.com/OmarWaraich/status/286711339651579904
 @OmarWaraich (Omar Waraich):: https://twitter.com/OmarWaraich/status/286712856198664192
 http://lnkd.in/fiVxz7: http://t.co/QPx1IukG
 @asadmunir38 (Asad Munir):: https://twitter.com/asadmunir38/status/286723093861392385
 News Pakistan: http://www.newspakistan.pk/2013/01/03/senior-pakistani-taliban-leader-mulla-nazir-killed-drone-strike/
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