PESHAWAR: Chief of Pakistani Taliban Mullah Fazlullah has reportedly been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Kunar province of Afghanistan on Wednesday night. Locals in Kunar said on Thursday that Mullah Fazlullah has been killed.
A U.S. military official, who spoke to VOA on the condition of anonymity, said the strike late Wednesday targeted Fazullah, the chief of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP.
“U.S. forces conducted a counterterrorism strike June 13 in Kunar province, close to the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, which targeted a senior leader of a designated terrorist organization,” a spokesman for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Army Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell, said on Thursday, without specifying that Fazullah was the target.
However, Taliban has not yet confirmed or commented on the reported killing of Fazlullah in the said drone strike.
He is wanted to Pakistan and United States in several attacks against civilians and military targets in Pakistan and Afghanistan.