Mangal Bagh ‘is dead’

Mon 25 July 2016 17:00 GMT | 17:00 Local Time

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The chief of banned Lashkar-e-Islam was reportedly injured in a drone strike on the night of July 22 in Khoudi Khola area of Afghanistan.

Mangal Bagh, one of the most-wanted terrorists in Islamabad’s list, has been taken out in a US drone strike in Afghanistan with the help of information inputs of Pakistani security agencies, security officials told The Nation yesterday.

The chief of banned Lashkar-e-Islam was reportedly injured in a drone strike on the night of July 22 in Khoudi Khola area of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province bordering with Pakistan. On Sunday, he succumbed to his injuries, Afghan media reports claimed while quoting intelligence and Taliban sources.

The Lashkar-e-Islam however had not yet confirmed the reports of the death of their chief.

Bagh was wanted by Pakistani security forces for involvement in a number of terrorist activities and government had fixed Rs20 million bounty on his head.
 

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