08 Mar '18, 4pm

US hits Pakistani Taliban training camp in eastern Afghanistan | FDD's Long War Journal

The US military is reported to have struck a training camp in Afghanistan’s remote eastern province of Kunar that was run by the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan (TTP) earlier today. The son of Mullah Fazlullah, the emir of the TTP, and two commanders, including the camp’s trainer of suicide bombers, are reported to have been killed. The offensive targeted the Ghazi Camp in Kunar, which borders the Pakistani tribal agency of Bajaur, a former stronghold of the TTP, according to Dawn . The TTP is said to have confirmed the attack in a text message that was delivered to Pakistani media outlets. In addition to Fazlullah’s son, the US also killed Gul Mohammad, the chief of the TPP in Bajaur and the leader of camp in Bajaur, and Ustad Yaseen, who trained TTP recruits to serve as suicide bombers. The US military has not commented on the strike. US warplanes occasionally target...

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