'Tehrik-e-Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah ‘killed’ in drone strike'
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah was purportedly killed in a drone strike in the Nangarhar region of Afghanistan, Pakistani Media reported on late Monday evening.
Islamabad: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah, also known as Mullah Radio, was reportedly killed after being seriously hit in a drone strike in the Nangarhar region of Afghanistan, Pakistani media reported on late Monday evening.
Unconfirmed reports state that a drone strike was conducted on Fazlullah's house in Afghanistan in which he was neutralised.
However, there have been several reports of Fazlullah being killed in a drone strike in the past but they all turned to be false.
Last year in March, reports emerged that Fazlullah could be among those killed in an air raid and ground raids in parts of Khyber Agency's Tirah Valley.
But TTP dismissed the reports saying that their chief was still alive.
Fazlullah was the leader of the Taliban in Swat Valley and became the Taliban chief in November 2013 after the killing of Hakimullah in a US drone attack.
Hakimullah's predecessor Baitullah Mehsud was also killed in a US drone attack in August 2009.