November 13, 2018
Advertisement

Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah likely targeted in Kunar airstrike

By Khaama Press - Fri Jun 15 2018, 12:53 pm

The leader of Pakistani Taliban group, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Mullah Fazlullah was likely targeted during an airstrike in eastern Kunar province of AFghanistan.

Lieutenant-Colonel Martin O’Donnell, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, has confirmed that the S forces conducted a counter-terrorism strike on 13th of June in Kunar province.

A U.S. military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, has told Reuters that the target of the strike is believed to have been Mullah Fazlullah, the chief of the Pakistani Taliban group that has waged a decade-long insurgency in the South Asian nation.

The official has further added that the status of Fazlullah was unclear.

In March the United States offered a $5-million reward for information on Fazlullah.

In the meantime reports indicate that the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Marwara district and as a result at least four senior TTP commanders were also killed.

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has not formally commented regarding the report so far.

Follow The Khaama Press News Agency on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook. Stay updated via RSS

Leave a Reply

Advertisement
Tags: , , , ,