Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah was on Thursday 18, October 2018 killed in a U.S. drone strike near border with Afghanistan,
The U.S. military on Thursday confirmed that it had carried out a strike that targeted at a senior militant figure in Kunar province and one U.S. believed to be Fazlullah.
Fazlullah, the leader of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), had bounty reward of $5 by the U.S. State Department. His son was reported to have been killed in March in in an American drone strike on a TTP training facility in Pakistan.
U.S. officials said Fazlullah directed numerous high-profile attacks against American and Pakistani targets since he was appointed the group’s leader in 2013, including the December 2014 attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar that killed 151 people.