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.