PESHAWAR18 October: Umar Khalid Khurasani, chief of banned militant group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) has reportedly been killed on Wednesday after severely injured in a drone attack a day before in Afghanistan.
According to sources the strike was conducted close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Paktia on Tuesday targeting Khurasani who was injured and moved to an undisclosed location.
The commander of the banned militant group hailed from Mohmand Agency and goes by the alias Abdul Wali.
At least 31 people were killed in three drone strikes near the Pak-Afghan border in Afghanistan on Monday and Tuesday.
In July, Pakistan welcomed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decision to include JuA in the list of entities subject to travel bans, arms embargos and freezing of assets.
The JuA based in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan has been involved in a series of terrorist attacks inside Pakistan. However his death could not be confirmed by his group as yet.