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Pakistani Taliban’s key leader Murdered in Afghanistan

Last updated on February 9, 2020

In a statement released by the website monitoring team Friday, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) stated Sheikh Khalid Haqqani, who served to the team’s consultative council and was a deputy leader, was murdered January 31.

Afghan security forces declined to comment, and it wasn’t immediately clear which kind of assignment Haqqani could have been around.

Haqqani wasn’t believed to be connected to this Haqqani system, which can be connected to the Afghan Taliban.

Both Islamabad and Kabul have accused each other of letting militants shield from the boundary areas and launch bloody strikes that endanger regional stability.

Pakistan continues to be combating a homegrown Islamist insurgency for more than ten years, with tens of thousands of civilians and security employees expiring in extremist attacks, particularly after the TTP started their campaign of violence in 2007.

But overall heights of all extremist-linked violence dropped dramatically last year, together with 2019 seeing the fewest deaths because 2007 — the year that the Pakistani Taliban umbrella team has been formed.

Analysts have blamed the autumn into army offensives against the Taliban in the tribal regions of North Waziristan and Khyber in which they’re headquartered, in addition to operations in the nation’s biggest city of Karachi.

In 2018, the TTP was degraded after a US attack in Afghanistan killed their chief Maulana Fazlullah, that had been notorious for supposedly having arranged the assault on schooling activist Malala Yousafzai.