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    ISIL Pakistan Commander Killed in Explosion by Own Bomb

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    The militants were trying to assemble an improvised explosive device (IED) when it went off, killing the three men on the spot.

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the head of the Islamic State’s Pakistan extension is believed to have died with two others in a bomb explosion in the Tirah Valley on Thursday.

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    The security officials report that the militants were trying to assemble an improvised explosive device (IED) when it went off, killing the three men on the spot.

    While the Pakistani security forces claimed one of them was IS commander Hafiz Saeed, the terror group has not confirmed Saeed’s death.

    Saeed was among the several members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban, who swore allegiance to the Islamic State, and was made the leader of the ISIL Khorasan, the Pakistani wing of the group.

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