Leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan killed along with four other senior terrorists
ISLAMABAD—Mullah Fazlullah, leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was killed in a United States drone strike in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunar Province last Friday. Fazlullah was designated a global terrorist by the U.S. with a bounty on his head of $5 million.
A Pakistani intelligence official said that Fazlullah was killed along with four other senior TTP commanders. Pakistan’s Ministry of Defense confirmed the deaths.
Fazlullah had been a fugitive since his followers were routed in a major military operation in the Swat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in 2009, when the Pakistani army launched the world’s largest heli-borne commando mission to eliminate terrorists.
According to sources, this was a joint U.S.-Pakistan operation. A senior intelligence official privately told The Media Line that Islamabad may have been involved in the targeting of Fazlullah, who was at the top of Pakistan’s most wanted list.
The drone strike took place