Pakistan Taliban Leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in drone strike in Afghanistan, according to the reports. The reports have not been confirmed yet but speculations are that he is dead.
According to some reports, TTP leader has been killed in his house at the Nangarhar in a joint action by Pakistan army and United States forces working in the Afghanistan.
According to unconfirmed reports, a drone strike was conducted on Mullah Fazlullah’s house in Afghanistan, killing at least five people including a woman, reportedly Fazlullah’ wife and his son.
Last Year, it was reported that the leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Mullah Fazlullah, who masterminded the massacre of 148 people including schoolchildren, was reportedly killed in an air strike in Afghanistan.
It was also said that, the news about Fazlullah’s death would soon be made public and his body would also be shown to public.
The army chief shared intelligence details with the Afghan officials which showed Fazlullah giving directives to terrorists from his hideout in Afghanistan.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had been informed about the joint operation on Saturday, sources said.
Pakistani army has launched a massive crackdown against Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Islamic extremist outfit which was headed by Fazlullah. The notorious terror chief had claimed responsibilities of two of the most deadly terrorist assaults in Pakistan, The Peshawar Army School attack and the Bacha Khan University assault.
Born in Pakistan, Fazlullah formed his own extremist outfit Tehreek e Nafaz e Shariat e Mohammadi to implement Shariah in Pakistan. Later, he aligned with Taliban. In 2013, he was elevated to the rank of emir (supreme leader) of the outfit.
Pakistan has asked Washington to drone Mullah Fazlullah and others involved in terrorist activities, including the most recent Bacha Khan University attack.
The TTP terrorists are operating from the bordering area of Afghanistan where, it is believed, they have the support of Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies.
Pakistan, which has offered huge sacrifices to counter terrorism, feels that it did not get the required help from the United States in targeting the TTP men operating from their Afghan sanctuaries.
Pakistani authorities reject the proscribed TTP central spokesperson Muhammad Khorasani denial that the TTP and Mullah Fazlullah had nothing to do with the attack.
The sources said that the mastermind of Peshawar’s Army Public School attack Umar Mansoor of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban has claimed the attack on the Bacha Khan University in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda town.