A spokesperson for the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) Pakistan confirmed Thursday the death of TTP commander and spokesperson Muhammad Khorasani, also known as Khalid Balti.
The spokesman said Khorasani was killed by unidentified armed men in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province three days ago.
Khorasani was arrested in 2015 and was jailed till 2021, according to the statement.
He was one of the most-wanted terrorists in Pakistan and United Nations (UN) had entered his name on the list of designated terrorists.
Khorasani was involved in several attacks on many innocent civilians and personnel of security forces. According to sources, he was also involved in uniting different factions of the TTP.
Sources said Khorasani was planning an attack on Pakistan along with TTP chief Noor Wali Mehsood.