TTP confirms death of Fazlullah’s son in drone strikes

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Afghanistan based proscribed Teheek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has confirmed the death of 16 years old son of its Chief Mullah Fazlullah in drone strikes inside Afghanistan that left twenty other also dead on Wednesday.

In statement emailed to media persons here on Friday, the terrorist organization has confirmed that 21 of its members were killed in drone strikes on the morning of Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Those killed also include “Abdullah, son of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Chief Mullah Fazlullah and grandson of Sufi Muhammad, the TNSM chief, whose age is 16,” statement also shared with The Frontier Post reads.

Two days earlier, media reports while quoting Pakistani intelligence officials and local Taliban, informed two missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a militant facility in neighboring Afghanistan, killing 21 insurgents, including the son of the head of the Pakistani Taliban. Taliban statement, however, claimed it was a religious seminary and those killed were students.

According to reports the strike took place on Wednesday and targeted a compound frequented by Mullah Fazlullah, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban who is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan.

They say Fazlullah was apparently not there but his son was killed. The officials say the strike occurred in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, miles away from Pakistani border.

Three Pakistani Taliban commanders also confirmed the strike and militant casualties.