Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Omar Khalid Khorasani has been killed in an attack on Sunday night in Afghanistan. A few other members of the outlawed TTP were also killed in an attack after they were targeted with a mysterious explosive device that hit the convoy in eastern Afghanistan.
“A vehicle reportedly carrying TTP Mohmand chief Omar Khalid Khorasani, aka Abdul Wali Mohmand, Mufti Hassan, and Hafiz Dawlat Khan, was targeted in Sharki village, near Margha, in Birmal district of Paktika province,” one Afghan official told the Pakistani media outlet.
According to the latest report, all the people in the vehicle have been killed. TTP says it will soon release a statement on the death of Omar Khorasani.
Until recently Omar Khalid Khorasani was issuing death threats to tribal leaders & threats to Noor Wali to back off from negotiations. A mercenary with no code, who used to target IEA back in the days. A long list of his crimes including APS.
TTP clearly becoming more pragmatic.
— Salman Javed (@M_EssJay) August 8, 2022
#Breaking: The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban has confirmed the death of its commander Omar Khalid Khorasani. The spokesperson says he will soon release a statement re Khorasani’s death. He was killed along with three others in a blast last night in Afghanistan’s Paktika. pic.twitter.com/lBxmrqKQok
— Roohan Ahmed (@Roohan_Ahmed) August 8, 2022
A vehicle allegedly carrying TTP Mohmand Chief Omar Khalid Khorasani, Hafiz Dolat Khan, Ex TTP Ameer of Kurram & Mulla Hassan has been targeted in Barmal, Paktika say Afghan officials, by an IED. [In picture the vehicle which was targeted] 1/2 pic.twitter.com/GvZRmj6wFN
— The Khorasan Diary (@khorasandiary) August 7, 2022
The convoy was traveling for a consultation meeting in the Birmal district of Paktika when the vehicle hit the roadside mine. Khorasani, Abdul Wali, was killed along with three associates.
Khorasani belonged to the Mohmand tribal district and was considered one of the leading members of TTP. Hafiz Dawlat from Orakzai tribal district was considered the close aide of Khorasani. Mufti Hassan hailed from Malakand Division and was one of the members of TTP who had pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
Khorasani had a bounty of Rs.10 million on his head. Dawlat and Hassan had joined the Khorasan franchise of the Islamic state but they came back into TTP.
One of them was Abdul Wali, alias Omar Khalid Khorasani, one of the most influential and ruthless TTP leaders. #Pakistan
— Frud Bezhan فرود بيژن (@FrudBezhan) August 7, 2022
On the same day, reports were received of the killing of TTP intelligence chief Abdul Rashid, alias Uqabi Bajauri in a landmine blast in Kunar province of Afghanistan. Abdul Rashid belongs to the Bajaur tribal district.
The attacks on TTP were followed by a drone attack on Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan. Zawahiri was killed in the drone attack.
The attack on TTP came during the peace talks between Pakistan and TTP. According to the latest report, Pakistan had reached the deadlock between the talks after the outlawed group refused to back off from the demand of the reversal of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.