A close aide of former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief Hakimullah Mehsud, Khawrey Mehsud, was killed in a drone strike near the Pak-Afghan border yesterday.
Deoband Taliban (TTP’s) spokesman Muhammad Khorasani, admitted that Khawrey Mehsud was killed in a drone attack in Kurram Agency near the Pak-Afghan border on March 18. Two other Wahhabis-allied militants were also killed in the drone attack.
Khawrey Mehsud was a close aide of Deobandi Taliban’s supremo Hakimullah and was said to have taken part in terrorist activities in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Kurram is one of the most sensitive tribal areas as it borders three Afghan provinces and at one point was one of the key routes for Deobandi takfiri militants’ movement across the border.
The region was claimed by the military to have been cleared of Deobandi insurgents during an operation a couple of years ago, however, Deobandi militants still carry out terrorist attacks and also target security forces occasionally.
Kurram tribal agency is adjacent to North Waziristan region where the operation Zarb-i-Azb is in progress against Taliban and other insurgent groups.
A politician disclosed that U.S. and takfiri terrorists were allies and their fixed- match continued under the U.S. strategy in which allies are made for short-term goals and they are eliminated after achievement of goals. They have always tried to make hideouts in the areas around Shia Muslims populace such as Kurrum Agency so that bombardment and shelling could cause colossal damages to Shia Muslims and they are always allowed to flee the operation-hit areas through such routes that caused colossal collateral damage.