Drone Kills Shahidullah Shahid, Daish Commander in Afghanistan
Former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid and 25 other militants were killed in a US drone strike on Thursday, according to Afghan news agency.
As per reports, Shahidullah Shahid was killed in a US drone strike in Nangarhar province.
Last year, Shahidullah Shahid parted ways with the TTP and announced his decision to join Islamic State in a video posted online and sent to journalists.
Taliban leaders from Orakzai, Kuram, Khyber agencies, Peshawar and Hangu district are among those who have parted ways with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and joined the IS.
Soon after his pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State, TTP had disowned Shahidullah Shahid along with five other top commanders.
Although the TTP had not given any specific reason for disowning its one time active spokesperson, it is widely believed that he was removed after announcing his allegiance to IS and claiming responsibility for the recent attacks on security forces check post in the border area of Bajur Agency.
Shahid had claimed that TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah was also supporting IS, though he hasn’t yet decided to join the group. Since the assassination of its former chief Hakimullah Mehsud in US Drone attack in November last year, the group has splintered.
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