Tehreek-e-Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, who masterminded the Peshawar school massacre, was believed to be killed after being seriously hit in air strikes in Pakistan's restive Khyber tribal area over the weekend.
Proscribed militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has dismissed reports that claimed its chief Mullah Fazlullah was among those killed in fresh air and ground raids in parts of Khyber Agency's Tirah Valley.
Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah and the outfit's former spokesman Shahidullah Shahid were on Thursday declared "proclaimed offenders" by a court here in connection with last year's deadly assault on Karachi airport.
Acting against the perpetrators of the deadly Peshawar school attack, the US on Tuesday designated Mullah Fazlullah, chief of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), as a global terrorist and slapped sanctions against him.
Pakistani Taliban chief has ordered militants to hit the leaders of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling party after the government lifted a moratorium on death penalty and set up military courts to try terrorists.
The government of Pakistan's restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Monday announced a combined bounty of Rs 760 million for 615 high-profile militants, including a Rs 10 million bounty for information leading to the arrest or death of Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah.
Afghan army chief General Sher Muhammad Karimi has said that his counterpart in Pakistan General Raheel Sharif never demanded for the custody of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah, the man behind the Peshawar school carnage.
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah, spokesman Shahidullah Shahid and nine others even as Pakistan assured India that Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has not been released.
After the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Mullah Fazlullah group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the attack on a Pakistan Army-run school here in which 141 people, majority of them children, were killed.
Afghanistan has agreed to target militants attacking Pakistan from alleged sanctuaries on its soil, in a significant move which suggests a thaw in their frayed ties and anti-terror cooperation between them.