Taliban leader reportedly killed in multiple drone strikes in Afghanistan, A senior administrator of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been slaughtered in US automaton strikes in Afghanistan’s Khost region, Pakistani insight authorities told Al Jazeera.
Taliban leader reportedly killed in multiple drone strikes in Afghanistan
Khalid Mehsud – nom de plume Khan Said Sajna – was killed with 12 contenders on Wednesday when four US automatons did strikes in the Damma region of Afghanistan, near Pakistan’s North Waziristan area, the authorities said on state of obscurity.
In any case, Azam Tariq, representative for Sajna’s group of the Pakistani Taliban, denied the reports, saying the pioneer was still alive. Tariq said he was with Sajna hours before the asserted assault and would have known whether he had been killed.
Sajna, once head of the TTP’s South Waziristan unit, has driven a breakaway group of the equipped gathering that has pursued a bleeding defiance to the Pakistani state.
The US State Department recorded Sajna as a “terrorist” on October 21 a year ago for his charged contribution in the May 2011 assault on Mehran Naval Base in Karachi. That assault killed 10 individuals and obliterated two US-supplied oceanic reconnaissance planes.
The Pakistan Taliban authority had been battling close by the Afghan Taliban against US-drove NATO powers in Afghanistan.
He shaped his own particular group after Mullah Fazlullah was delegated TTP boss after the executing of Hakeemullah Mehsud in a US automaton assault on November 1, 2013.
The reported strikes on Wednesday come days after a US automaton killed 45 warriors, generally Pakistani Taliban contenders, in Afghanistan’s Khost area.
Security authorities said 25 bodies were taken to the Dir locale of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region in Pakistan.
Al Jazeera was offered access to photos of the dead warriors.
The dubious US automaton program in Pakistan has impeded forcefully as of late in view of political resistance.