NATO airstrike in Afghanistan kills Pakistan’s Taliban leader

NATO airstrike in Afghanistan kills Pakistan’s Taliban leader

The International Security Assistance Force said that a leader of Pakistan’s Tehrik-i-Taliban militant group was killed by A NATO airstrike in Afghanistan,report said.

Maulawi Dadullah was among insurgents killed in the eastern province of Kunar, ISAF said in an e-mail statement at the weekend. Dadullah’s deputy, known as Shakir, was among those killed in the raid in the Shigal wa Sheltan district on Aug. 24, it said.

Dadullah “was responsible for the movement of fighters and weapons, as well as attacks against Afghan and coalition forces,” ISAF said, according to the statement. Ten other militants were killed in the attack about 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan, the Associated Press reported.

Taliban militants earlier this month stormed Pakistan’s main air force base near the capital, Islamabad, in at least the third attack in the Punjab region since Pakistan ended a seven- month ban on the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s use of supply routes into Afghanistan.

Updated : 2021-02-25 12:33 GMT+08:00