Pakistani Taliban Confirms Death Of Leader’s SonMarch 9, 2018
The Pakistani Taliban has confirmed the death of the son of leader Mullah Fazlullah in a suspected U.S. drone strike on March 6.
In an Urdu-language statement issued on March 9, the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) or Pakistani Taliban said Fazlullah’s son — referred to as 16-year-old Abdullah — was among the 21 “holy warriors” killed by a suspected drone strike on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
Fazlullah’s son Abdullah is the fourth high-profile Taliban figure to be killed by drones within a month.
Last month, Pakistani Taliban deputy chief Khan Said Mehsud, also known as Sajna, was also killed in a drone strike.
Pakistani intelligence officials said Abdullah was killed in the Chawgam area in the eastern province of Kunar on March 6 when a training camp for suicide bombers near the Afghan border was hit by two missiles.
Two other regional commanders of the Pakistani Taliban — Gul Mohammad and Ustad Yaseen, who trained suicide bombers — were also among the dead, Pakistani media reported.
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