Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Tuesday confirmed killing of this is senior commander Omar Khalid Khorasani during the explosion in eastern Afghanistan.
According to the terrorist group, Khorasani stepped up his movement near the Duran Line. in recent times and was aimed on evening of August 7.
TTP, banned outfit said three other members of terrorist group we also killed during attack. AT group also promised to continue his activities, stating that despite big loss, activity of in group will continue.
He warned that just like he won enemy on Afghan side of border, it will also win enemy on another side of border too.
Khorasani belonged to the Safi tribe. of Sapho village of Momand region in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At that time of his death was 45 and he lived with his family in Kuner is from Afghanistan area which borders Mohmand.
He received an early education in his village school and later moved to Karachi for further religious education. In a religious seminary in metropolis, he joined Harkatul Mujahideen and listed his name among the fighters fighting for freedom of Kashmiris. However, the organizers excluded him from the list because he was too young for in cause.
After completing his religion, he joined Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan. In 1996, when the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, majority of the labor force came from tribal areas and local Afghans, local Taliban sources said. Express Tribune via telephone.
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But when the US overthrew the regime of Mullah Omar in Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks on world trade center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, Khorasani returned to his village in 2002 and formed the TTP along with with Baitullah Mehsud, wage war against in government.
He was one of the leaders of the TTP in his area. He established the Turangzai Baba Mosque after the Lal Masjid operation. in Islamabad and also established sharia courts for justice proceedings in Mohmand in 2007.
He broke up with Mullah Fazalullah of Matchmaker when he is close buddy and TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in drone attack in 2013. Then Shura TTP gave preference to the head of Mullah Fazalullah. over heads Mehsud and Wazir for top management.
Khalid Khorasani wanted to be at the helm of affairs but failed because of the majority decision in Grace of Mullah Fazalullah. Thus, he formed his own fighting wing. with title of Jamaatul Ahrar, according to sources.
Jamaat was considered ruthless as it was involved in extortion and purpose killing of members of the Amn Committee, prominent figures of Malik and even religious scholars, who opposed them in now amalgamated areas. Even members of the Jamaat were involved in skirmishes with TTP to secure power.
In 2017, Jamaatul Ahrar was declared banned. outfit because of his ruthless attacks on US and its allied forces in Kunar, Nuristan and Nangarhar provinces of Afghanistan. USA announced the award of $3 million on his head KP government It was announced Reward of 20.5 million rupees.
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In 2020, the reconciliation process with was initiated by the TPP with in help of Afghan Taliban. results of splinter groups of the TTP again joined the umbrella organization, including the Jamaatul Ahrar. Khorasani entered the top ten people from TTP who Participated in in negotiation with in the militarytribal leaders, parliamentarians and religious scholars of Pakistan under patronage of Mufti Taqi Usmani of Karachi.
Khorasani manipulated the peace talks and the reconciliation process. He pushed the CP government and military leadership for rolling back reforms in former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), allowing them to return with your weapons and protection.
He was considered the deadliest in Persecution of political leadership, extortion of politicians of Khyber and other places in ex Fata. He was among those operational leaders of TTP who waged war against in government institutions.
Sources of TTP declined to comment when asked if he body of Khorasani will be repatriated to his native Safo village or will be buried in in area next to the Mohmand tribal area.
The source said that the negotiation process will not be affected killing of three “super leaders” of TTP. “The leadership of the TTP will take decision about final OK of negotiation. In my view, I do not think that this will interfere with the negotiations, but the germ of mistrust has been sown,” he said. added.
“Fourth round of negotiations will take place in Kabul soon but Shura is going to hold a meeting in Afghanistan to take final decision after killing of Omar Khalid Khorasani,” the source replied. in answer to another question.
A little of researchers are confused with resemblance of names of Omar Khalid Khorasani and Omar Mansur Khurasani aka Narai aka Khalifa, mastermind of in attack on Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar in December 2014. Another similarity of names resurfaced after the assassination of Khalifa Omar Mansour in drone attack in Afghanistan many years ago.
Abdul Wali Mohmand, also known as Omar Khalid Khorasani, condemned this APS. attack and he was not a part of TTP of that time. AT former This was stated by the representative of the TTP Ehsanullah Ehsan. of condemnation on on behalf of of Jamaatul Ahrar.