New Delhi: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief, Mullah Fazlullah, was killed in air strikes by the PAF in Afghanistan, Pakistan's Ministry of Defence claimed in a series of Facebook post late on Friday night. However, there was no official word yet from the Pakistani military.
“TTP commander Fazal Ullah was killed in an airstrike carried out by PAF jets inside Afghanistan,” the first post by the Ministry on Facebook reads.
Pakistan media reported that the move came as a result of the joint operation by Pakistan military and the ISAF force in Afghanistan.
“TTP commander Fazal Ullah was taken down by PAF jets inside the territory of Afghanistan. The intelligence sharing played an important role in eliminating the master mind of Peshawar attack,” Ministry's second message on the social networking site reads.
“Joy in the eyes of Military leadership as they receive confirmation of Fazal Ullah's death in the operation room. SSG has been sent inside Afghanistan to drag the body,” it added.
In the aftermath of Peshawar massacre that claimed 148 innocent lives including 132 students, the Pakistani military has stepped up its offensive against the terrorists.
Seven other militants were also killed by security forces in Ziarat district of Afghanistan on Friday.