Pakistan

Top TTP Commander Omar Khalid Khorasani Killed In Afghanistan along with his 2 other associates

A commander of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Umar Khalid Khorasani, has been killed in Paktika province of Afghanistan.

According to sources privy to the details, Abdul Wali aka Omar Khalid Khorasani was killed in an attack in Paktika province of Afghanistan.

Omar Khalid Khorasani was considered as one of the most influential and ruthless TTP leaders. The other two were identified as Hafiz Dawlat and Mufti Hassan.

The men were traveling in the Birmal district of the Afghan province of Paktika when their car hit a roadside mine on the evening of August 7, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The three commanders were said to be based in Afghanistan’s Kunar and Nangarhar provinces. They were traveling to Birmal “for consultation,” the sources said, without providing any further details.

The news comes at a time when Pakistani authorities are in contact with the militant group’s leadership to discuss a peace agreement. A truce has already been in place between the TTP and the Pakistani military for the past two months.

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