Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Mufti Burjan TTP Malakand commander killed in Afghanistan

Mufti Burjan, a senior leader of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and commander of the Malakand region killed on Saturday after being injured in an IED strike in Afghanistan’s Kunar province last month. 

An assassination attempt on Mufti Burjan, the TTP’s top commander and shadow governor for the Malakand region resulted in significant injuries to Mufti Burjan and the death of his driver on January 19. He was receiving medical care for his injuries in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad province.

According to reliable sources, Mufti Burjan has been a close ally of former TTP leader Mullah Fazlullah throughout his career.

This is the second high-ranking TTP leader to be killed in Afghanistan in the last two months, according to reports.

TTP spokesperson Khalid Balti alias Muhammad Khurasani was killed in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar region on January 10, according to reports.

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Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province is home to Khalid Balti, also known as Muhammad Khurasani, who was assassinated in an unidentified place.

Known for his anti-Pakistan stance, Khurasani had been appointed as the proscribed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson in 2014, succeeding Shahidullah Shahid, who had been appointed in 2013.

It was discovered that Balti alias Muhammad Khurasani had been running a training camp for TTP militants in Miranshah in order to destabilize the country’s peace status.

Khurasani fled to Afghanistan after the Pakistani military’s Operation Zarb-e-Azab was a resounding success, and he was later selected as the terrorist group’s spokesperson. According to reports, the outlawed commander has been hard at work uniting the various factions of the TTP.

Khurasani was a key player in a number of terrorist acts against innocent civilians and members of the security services. It was revealed that the TTP leader had planned to carry out another series of strikes after he had hinted about the possibility of launching terror operations in Pakistan.

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