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Peshawar school massacre mastermind killed

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Islamabad: The massacre on December 16, 2014, left 144 students and staff members dead after seven gunmen of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) stormed the Army Public School in the northwestern Pakistani city. The mastermind of the Pakistani Taliban attack on an Army school in Peshawar that left over 140 schoolchildren dead in 2014 has been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan, security officials said.

According to reports Umar Mansoor alias Umar Naray was killed along with another militant leader, Qari Saifullah, in the drone attack in the Bandar area of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province on Saturday. An official said they had credible reports of Mansour having been killed with Saifullah, who was in charge of Taliban suicide bombers.
There was no confirmation of Mansour’s death from either the TTP or any independent source. If true, his death would be a severe blow to the terror group. The massacre on December 16, 2014, left 144 students and staff members dead after seven gunmen of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) stormed the Army Public School in the northwestern Pakistani city. The U.S. State Department, on May 25, designated Umar Mansour as a global terrorist, clearing the path for his inclusion in its hit list.

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