Islamabad, Jan 25: Dreaded Islamic militant and chief of anti-Pakistan wing of Taliban, Mullah Omar has reportedly been killed in a drone strike on Monday evening. According to Pakistani media outlet Geo News, Fazlullah was killed in the joint airstrike carried out by their army in coalition with United States. The joint operation was carried in areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan border and in regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. (ALSO READ: UN Security Council slaps sanctions on Pak Taliban chief and mastermind of the Peshawar school massacre Mullah Fazlullah) Also Read - Pakistani Taliban choose new chief in place of Fazlullah
Pakistani army has launched a massive crackdown against Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Islamic extremist outfit which was headed by Fazlullah. The notorious terror chief had claimed responsibilities of two of the most deadliest terrorist assaults in Pakistan – The Peshawar Army School attack and the Bacha Khan University assault.
Fazlullah was on the target of the Pakistani army ever since Operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched by Army General Raheel Sharif.
Born in Pakistan, Fazlullah formed his own extremist outfit Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi to implement Shariah in Pakistan. Later, he aligned with Taliban. In 2013, he was elevated to the rank of emir (supreme leader) of the outfit.