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US Drone Kills Pakistan Taliban Chief

Patty Aguilar | 15 June, 2018, 17:15

Maulana Fazlullah, the dreaded chief of Pakistani Taliban, has been killed in a United States drone strike in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, an Afghan Defence Ministry official confirmed on Friday.

"U.S. forces conducted a counterterrorism strike, June 13, in Kunar province, close to the border between Afghanistan & Pakistan which targeted a senior leader of a designated terrorist organization", a spokesperson for USA forces in Afghanistan Lieutenant-Colonel Martin McDonnell said.

There was no official confirmation from Pakistan, but a Pakistani senior security source told AFP that Fazlullah is believed to have been killed.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire lasting until June 20 but on Friday suggested it could be extended.

"As previously stated, the ceasefire does not include U.S. counterterrorism efforts against IS-K, al Qaeda, and other regional and worldwide terrorist groups, or the inherent right of USA and global forces to defend ourselves if attacked".

The statement did not name Fazlullah, but added that USA forces were continuing to "adhere to a ceasefire" which Kabul has entered into with the Afghan Taliban, the country's main insurgents, seemingly ruling out any targets from that group.

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In 2012 TTP tried to assassinate Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, then an 11-year-old who promoted girls' right to education.

Fazlullah emerged as an Islamist leader in the Swat Valley, northwest of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, more than a decade ago.

Pentagon officials, when asked to comment on the VoA report, said they were not yet in a position to confirm if decline if the strike was successful.

Although Taliban extremists still unleash attacks, the group has lost control of all territory in Pakistan since its December 2014 attack on an army school that killed 132 children.

According to Pakistani officials, Fazlullah, who is believed to be in his forties, took refuge in Afghanistan after the TTP was pushed out of Pakistan following a major offensive by the Pakistani military against the organization. Meanwhile, Kabul and Washington both complain that Pakistan has for years allowed Afghanistan's Taliban free movement as well as medical treatment for battlefield wounds.

In 2006 he began delivering fiery sermons on his own FM station, earning the nickname "Mullah Radio", railing against polio vaccination programmes and girls' education. Islamabad says the Pakistani Taliban maintain sanctuaries in Afghanistan.

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