New Pak Taliban chief returns to tribal areas after years long stay in Afghanistan

Islamabad, Dec. 03 : New Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah has returned to the country's tribal areas after spending years in Afghanistan, a spokesman of the banned outfit said.

A TTP spokesman said that Fazlullah was now commanding from Pakistan, but he did not reveal the exact place where he was based in the tribal areas, Dawn News reports.

Fazlullah was elected as leader of the TTP last month after his predecessor Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by a U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan on November 1.

Fazlullah has been based mainly in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan since 2009, when a military operation ended his followers' two-year rule of northwest Swat valley.

He has a 500,000 dollars U.S. government bounty on his head.

--ANI (Posted on 03-12-2013)

world-news headlines

Strong earthquake hits Mexico

''Hardline Pak' Lal Masjid names library after Osama bin Laden

Meet Parrot that drinks beer and headbangs to music

Cardiff University scientists make major breakthrough in Leukaemia treatment

Mata backs Moyes to reverse United's fortunes with new signings this summer

'Deeply ashamed' S. Korean ferry captain first one to abandon ship

Terry offered new one-year contract at Chelsea with massive pay-cut

Young Christian women facing greater risk of kidnappings, tortures in Egypt

Putin tells Snowden Russia doesn't spy like NSA

Now, try 'dummy' Google Glass sets for free in your home

Leading US art store admits 2.6 mln credit cards at risk of hacking

David Cameron 'stung by jellyfish' during Spanish holiday

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top