Afghan president calls Pakistan’s army chief; shares news of Fazlullah’s death

Afghan president calls Pakistan’s army chief; shares news of Fazlullah’s death
Mullah Fazlullah. (AP)
Updated 15 June 2018

Afghan president calls Pakistan’s army chief; shares news of Fazlullah’s death

Afghan president calls Pakistan’s army chief; shares news of Fazlullah’s death
  • Pakistan now has official confirmation of the death of the notorious TTP leader in Afghanistan

LAHORE: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday and shared the news of Mullah Fazlullah’s killing in a drone strike in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, according to a handout circulated by the military’s public relations wing.

The handout added that the top leader of Pakistani Taliban was hiding in Afghanistan since 2009, and described his killing as “a positive development,” giving “relief to scores of Pakistani families who fell victims to TTP terror including the (Army Public School) massacre” in December 2014.

The military’s public relations department also noted that the country’s security forces had “always maintained that a cooperative and coordinated approach is the best response to the menace of terrorism.”

With President Ghani’s call on Friday, Pakistan now has official confirmation of the death of the notorious TTP leader in Afghanistan.