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Mullah Fazalullah, Pak Taliban chief, killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan: Reports

A top US military official told Voice of America (VOA) that US drones carried out counter-terrorism strikes in Kunar province, close to Pakistan border, on June 13

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Kabul [ Updated: June 15, 2018 8:48 IST ]

File photo of Pak Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah

Mullah Fazalullah, one of the world's most wanted terrorists and Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) chief, has been killed a targeted US drone strike in Afghanistan's Kunar province, media reports claimed. However, there has been no confirmation about Mullah Fazalullah being eliminated by the Afghanistan government. 

A top US military official told Voice of America (VOA) that US drones carried out counter-terrorism strikes in Kunar province, close to Pakistan border, on June 13. However, the Pentagon is yet to confirm the news about the death of Pakistan Taliban chief. 

Mullah Fazalullah had directed numerous high-profile attacks against the US and Pakistan. The US Department for State offered a $5 million reward for Fazlullah in March soon after his son was killed in a US drone strike on TTP training facility.

Fazalullah had also conducted many other deadly attacks including the December 2014 attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar that claimed lives of 151 people, including 130 children.

He had also ordered the 2012 attempted assassination of Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai.

(With inputs from agencies)

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