Zala Khan Afridi, a detailed affiliate of Mangal Bagh, was named as the brand new head after members of the group held a gathering at Bander space in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province
Pakistan’s banned terrorist group Lashkar-e-Islam has named Zala Khan Afridi as its new head, days after the outfit’s fugitive chief Mangal Bagh was killed in a roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan.
Afridi, a detailed affiliate of Bagh, was named as the brand new head after members of the group held a gathering at Bander space in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The brand new head belongs to Akakhel tribe of Bara tehsil in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
The shura (council) additionally nominated Bagh’s son Tayyab alias Ajnabi as the brand new deputy commander.
Bagh, who was concerned in various terrorist actions and carried as much as USD three million American bounty on his head, was killed in southern Afghanistan, media experiences stated on Thursday, quoting a senior Afghan official.
He was “killed together with two of his aides within the roadside bomb blast within the Bandar Dara space of Achin district of Nangarhar this morning,” the Specific Tribune newspaper had reported, quoting Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province governor Ziaulhaq Amarkhil as saying.
Bagh, a truck cleaner-turned-militant, was affiliated with the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) – the umbrella of militant teams working in Pakistan’s tribal areas. His terror group was accused of attacking NATO convoys.
His group just about dominated Bara tehsil of Khyber Company till June 2008 when he and his armed males fled to Afghanistan after the safety forces launched a army operation in opposition to the militants.
The Pakistan authorities had positioned a bounty of Rs 20 million on the pinnacle of Bagh, who for a number of years was based mostly within the Khyber Company and ran his personal jail and courtroom.
Bagh, a member of the Afridi tribe, studied at a madrassa for a number of years and later fought alongside militant teams in Afghanistan.