The US military has targetted chief of outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in a drone strike in Afghanistan’s Kunar province near the border with Pakistan, the Voice of America reported quoting a US military official, citing unconfirmed reports of his death.
The US official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the strike late Wednesday targeted Mullah Fazlullah.
“US forces conducted a counter-terrorism strike on June 13 in Kunar province, close to the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, which targeted a senior leader of a designated terrorist organisation,” a spokesman for US Forces-Afghanistan, Lt Col Martin O’Donnell, also told VOA Thursday.
Donnell, however, did not specify that Fazullah was the target.
The strike comes amid a cease-fire between the Afghan Taliban and government security forces to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
There has been no confirmation from the TTP regarding the strike and reports of Fazlullah’s death.