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US has promised to help arrest, kill Fazlullah: Pakistan

US has promised to help arrest, kill Fazlullah: Pakistan

Jan 27, 2015 - 13:47

KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan says the US has assured it of helping capturing or killing Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah. In case of his arrest, the militant leader will be handed over to Pakistan.

Pakistan's Deputy Defence Minister Maj. Gen. Alam Khattak cited the US commitment while briefing members of the parliament in Islamabad late on Monday.

Media reports said senior US officials had assured Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif during his visit of all possible cooperation in bringing the insurgent to justice.

Khattak told the visiting delegation that Gen. Raheel had presented tangible evidence to top US officials of Indian involvement in subversive activities in Pakistan by using Afghan soil.

Fazlullah was elected TTP commander in November 2013, following the death of Hakimullah Mehsud. The TTP claimed responsibility for the December 16 attack on a school in Peshawar that resulted in the deaths of at least 150 people, mostly students.

Prior to becoming TTP leader, Fazlullah had claimed killing Pakistani Army Major General Sanaullah Niazi, as well as ordering the shooting of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.