US drone strike kills leader of Pakistan’s Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militants — spokesman

US drone strike kills leader of Pakistan’s Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militants — spokesman
In this screen grab taken from a video recording, Omar Khalid Khorasani, center, a top Pakistan Taliban commander, gives an interview in Pakistan’s Mohmand tribal region on June 2, 2011. (File photo: Handout via Reuters)
Updated 19 October 2017

US drone strike kills leader of Pakistan’s Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militants — spokesman

US drone strike kills leader of Pakistan’s Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militants — spokesman

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan: The leader of Pakistani militant group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, who planned some of the deadliest suicide bombings in Pakistan in the last year, died on Thursday after being wounded in a US drone strike in Afghanistan, a spokesman said.
“Our leader, Omar Khalid Khorasani, was wounded in one of the recent drone strikes in Afghanistan. He was wounded badly, and today he was martyred,” Asad Mansoor, a Jamaat-ul-Ahrar spokesman, told Reuters by telephone.
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar is a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban and has in the past also supported Middle East-based Daesh.