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Jamaatul Ahrar denies Khurasani’s death in drone strike

Jamaatul Ahrar denies Khurasani’s death in drone strike

Oct 21, 2017 - 14:35

KABUL (Pajhwok): Jamaatul Ahrar, a splinter group of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), says its leader Omar Khalid Khurasani has not been killed in a US drone strike.

At least 30 Haqqani Network members suffered casualties last week when US a drone dropped bombs at the zero point of the Durand Line.

Some Pakistani officials and media outlets said Omar Khurasani succumbed to his wounded two days after the attack.

Asad Mansour, introducing himself as spokesman for Jamaatul Ahrar, had confirmed to Pakistani media organisations Khursani’s death in the air raid.

However, a source close to Jamaatul Ahrar denied the death of Khurasani.  In a message to Pajhwok Afghan News, he said Pakistani intelligence had given wrong information in this regard.

“Omar Khalid Khurasani is still alive and he is in the front line of the war against foreign troops. He still prepares for attacks,” the source claimed.

The Afghan government, NATO and US forces have said nothing about the killing of Khurasani so far.