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TTP leader Omar Khalid Khorasani killed in Afghanistan

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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