APS Attack Planner Killed in Drone Strike

The leader of a notorious terrorist group, the one who was believed to be behind the planning and execution of the horrific Army Public School massacre, has been killed.

Umar Khalid Khorasani, the chief of an offshoot group of Pakistani Taliban called Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), was confirmed dead by a spokesperson of the terrorist outfit on Thursday.

JuA spokesperson, Asad Mansoor, revealed that following a drone attack in Paktia, a province in Afghanistan, recently, Khorasani died of serious injuries from the attack. He confirmed the news of his leader’s death while talking to the AFP over phone from an unknown location.

Mansoor also said that 9 more associates from JuA also lost their lives in the same strike.

About Umar Khorasani

Umar was one of the founding members of the Pakistani Taliban, also commonly known as Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). His real name was Abdul Wali and he used to work as a journalist in the Mohmand Agency before he decided to take up arms against the Pakistani state.

He started his nefarious terrorist activities by going after government backed militias in the Khyber Agency. As a military commander he quickly rose through the ranks in TTP. However, he was expelled from the group by Mullah Fazlullah – the current head of TTP who continues to elude the authorities – once he formed JuA.

During the ceasefire period agreed by the Taliban and the government in 2014, he continued to attack and violate the agreement, with one of his attacks in a Islamabad court killing 12 people.

He is responsible for planning and executing various attacks against military and civilian targets in various Pakistani cities.

He is also known as the planner of the infamous Army Public School massacre in Peshawar, which left 144 people dead, most of them innocent children.

His death by a US drone strike came soon after the rescue of the Canadian-American couple from Kurram Agency recently. Many observers say that US-Pakistan military and intelligence cooperation has resumed after that high profile hostage rescue, with ties between the two uneasy allies on the mend.

Sources say that the JuA has already announced his successor. It is believed that with Khorasani’s death, a painful chapter in Pakistan’s battle against terrorists has finally come to a close.

  • Afganistan Ko PAK ARMY K Hawale Kar Do :
    Jitne Salo Main American ARMY Kuch Nahi Kar Saki Waha Kuch Dino Main PAK ARMY Aman Qaim Kar Degi :
    Mujhy Aj Bhi 08 June 2014 Ko Jab Karachi Air Port Pe Hamla Howa :
    Police Rangers Kafi Ghanto Se Larti Rahi But Koi Hath Na Aya Waha Logo Ko Yarghamal Banaya Howa tha Andar :
    Phir Ranger Ne ARMY Talab Ki : Media Pe Dekhaya K ARMY TANK Le K Andar Ayai thi Unhe Permission De Gayi k Ura Do Us Jagah K Jaha Terriost hai :
    Lekin Army Ane K Shayad 30 Minitue K Andar Jo Bach Gaye the Unho Ne Surrender Kar Diya KHUD Ko : Baki Baag Gaye thi Peeche Se :

    Ye Hai PAK ARMY Ki Naam Ki Power

    • “Baag Gaye thi Peeche Se”
      Are you saying that some terrorists successfully fled the area even when army was present?

    • Power is not a solution to every problem. Further Army is very popular in Pakistan due to its
      good working and extensive media compaigns but Afghanis unfortunately don’t watch our media.

  • America very good. Thanks. All politicians destroying love. America do good for us like China. Love from Pakistani.

  • Tragic incident. May almighty give the strength to the families to cope up with the losses. #stopkillinghumans.

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