09 Feb '18, 4pm

Deputy emir of Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan reportedly killed in US drone strike

Sajna Mehsud. (Photo credit: Dawn ) The US reportedly killed the deputy emir of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan in a drone strike along the Afghan-Pakistan border earlier today. However, the death of Sajna Mehsud has not been confirmed by the US government or the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, which is also known as the TTP. Reports from the region are conflicting on the location of the strike that supposedly killed Sajna, his nephew Ismail, and two bodyguards. TOLONews and GEO News indicated Sajna was killed in a strike that targeted his vehicle as it traveled in Pakistan’s tribal agency of North Waziristan. The Express Tribune reported Sajna was killed in the Bermal district in Paktika province in Afghanistan. Sajna’s death has also not been confirmed. The US government has not stated that it targeted or killed Sajna in an airstrike. The TTP has not issued ...

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