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Taliban chief dies in US drone strike

By: Eastern Eye Staff

MALALA ATTACKER WAS MILITANT GROUP GUNMAN THE president of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani confirmed last Friday (15) that Pakistani Taliban chief Maulana Fazlullah had been killed in a US drone strike. Fazlullah is believed to have ordered the failed 2012 assassina­tion of Malala Yousafzai, the stu­dent activist who became a global symbol of the fight for girls’ rights to schooling. She later won the Nobel Peace Prize. US forces targeted Fazlullah in a counter-terrorism strike last Thursday (14) in eastern Kunar province, close to the border be­tween Afghanistan and Pakistan, US officials said. “I spoke with prime minister of #Pakistan Nasir…

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