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TTP commander Omar Khalid Khorasani reportedly killed in Afghanistan

Omar Khalid Khorasani is seen in the centre during an interview in Mohmand on June 2, 2011 —Reuters/File
Omar Khalid Khorasani is seen in the centre during an interview in Mohmand on June 2, 2011 —Reuters/File

  • Top TTP commander Omar Khalid Khorasani killed in Afghanistan.
  • Sources say two other senior commanders also killed.
  • They were traveling in a vehicle in the Burmal area of the ​​Paktika province in Afghanistan when their vehicle hit a landmine, say sources.


Outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) senior commander Omar Khalid Khorasani has been killed in the Paktika province of Afghanistan, Geo News reported Monday, citing sources.

According to the sources, along with Omar Khalid Khorasani, two more senior commanders of the banned organisation were also killed. Hafiz Daulat and commander Mufti Hassan are among the dead.

Sources from the outlawed TTP have confirmed the death of Omar Khalid Khorasani and the other two commanders.

Sources say that the three commanders were traveling in a vehicle in the Burmal area of the ​​Paktika province in Afghanistan when their vehicle hit a landmine.

According to the sources, the three TTP commanders were stationed in Afghanistan's Kunar province and went to Burmal "for consultations".

Khorasani, who belonged to the Mohmand tribal district, was considered a member of the TTP top hierarchy.

Hafiz Dawlat, from the Orakzai tribal district, was considered to be an important member of the group and a close trustee of Khorasani, while Mufti Hassan hailed from the Malakand Division.