Monday, February 09, 2015
ISLAMABAD (BNA) Senior Taliban commander Omar Khalid Khorasani has been injured as a result of a joint operation by Afghan and Nato forces in Afghanistan, Khorasani’s spokesperson said on Sunday.
Khorasani is the supreme commander of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) faction Jamaatul Ahrar.
“I can confirm that Omar Khalid Khorasani has been injured in a joint operation by the Afghan and Nato forces in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province,” spokesperson for the group, Ehsanullah Ehsan told The Express Tribune by phone.
“Khorasani has now been shifted to a safe place and he is improving,” Ehsan said.
“We lost nine colleagues in the raid,” Ehsan said and added there were no prominent leaders among those killed in the attack few days ago.
Khorasani earlier served as chief of TTTP in the Mohmand tribal region but was expelled last year after he and some other leaders formed their own group.