US announces $5M reward for information on Taliban Leader ‘Mullah Fazlullah’

Washington:  The US State Department said on Thursday it is offering a $5 million reward for information on Mullah Fazlullah, the Afghanistan-based chief of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)

The announcement came a day after Fazlullah’s son was reportedly killed along with around two dozen others in a US drone strike in Afghanistan.

It said in a statement that it also is offering rewards of $3 million each for information on Abdul Wali, the head of a TTP affiliate, and Mangal Bagh, the leader of a terrorist group accused of attacking NATO convoys.

In its statement, the State Department said the three militants pose threats to Pakistan, as well as U.S.-led coalition troops in Afghanistan.

Earlier, Pakistan had also announced $60,000 for information on Mangal Bagh.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has also threatened attacks against the US homeland, the statement said. The group claimed responsibility for a failed bomb attack in May 2010 at New York City’s Times Square.

 

 

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