Mullah Radio killed in clash between Afghan, Pakistan Taliban: Report

Published: October 10, 2013

Exclusive 20 minutes video shows Maulvi Fazlullah claiming responsibility of the Upper Dir blast. PHOTO: FILE

Three Taliban commanders were killed in a clash between Pakistani and Afghani Taliban on Thursday.

The clash occurred in Kunar, Afghanistan adjacent to the Pakistan border, BBC News reported.

Eye witnesses claim that heavily armed Afghan Taliban had attacked Pakistani militant bases two days ago. They said that three Pakistani militant commanders were killed while others were injured.

Sources have said that Mullah Fazlullah aka ‘Mullah Radio’ was killed in the clash but the Taliban are denying this claim.

Taliban sources confirmed that the clash had occurred and said that no Swat Taliban leader or militant had been killed, stressing that Fazlullah had not been harmed in the clash.

Earlier, Swat Taliban had released a video which showed Fazlullah claiming responsibility for the attack on Major General Sanaullah’s car in Upper Dir. In the video, he had expressed great happiness that the attack had targeted a police official.

Fazlullah, also nicknamed “Mullah Radio”, was the leader of banned militant outfit Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM).

Known for his fiery radio broadcasts in Swat Valley, he is also sometimes referred to as chief of the Swat Taliban.

Reader Comments (69)

  • Bob
    Oct 10, 2013 - 4:43PM

    Shukar hay Allah tera. You have relieved us from this burden on earth.Recommend

  • objective observer
    Oct 10, 2013 - 4:45PM

    Call them Afghan all you want. No Afghan I know takes orders from the ISI.

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  • winston
    Oct 10, 2013 - 4:52PM

    Its good to hear a clash between 2 talibans, thats what we should do pay them both and let them fight it out while we are sitting pretty enjoying the sun shine. I heard that you cannot buy a taliban but you can always rent one.
    Serves them right, now only if we can get rid of some of the nuts in the cities in Pakistan the world would be a safer place.

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  • Candid1
    Oct 10, 2013 - 4:53PM

    Good. Kill each other off, and save us the trouble. No tears here.

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  • Malik Liaquat Hussain
    Oct 10, 2013 - 4:57PM

    Thanks God one evil has gone.

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  • LalaMujahid
    Oct 10, 2013 - 4:58PM

    This is not good news for pakistan..after 2014..we could have use him against India in kashmir..what say..ok..jokes apart..killer has to be killed..good luck from canada..a paki..

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  • Saleem
    Oct 10, 2013 - 4:59PM

    Very pleasing results from this dogfight! May long this continue.

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  • Nabeel
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:01PM

    This is a clear indication that TTP and its subordinate groups have nothing in common with the Afghan Taliban.

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  • shah
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:05PM

    Alhamdolillah :)

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  • Oct 10, 2013 - 5:07PM

    Hopefully the signal is lost.

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  • Adil
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:08PM

    This is indeed a sad news, if true, I was hoping the Afghan Taliban in 2014 would “take care of him” in accordance with Sharia that the Radio Mullah professes to abide.

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  • A Civilian Soldier
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:11PM

    Nice. One less to worry about.

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  • faizaan
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:12PM

    finally some success

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  • bangash
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:14PM

    I give no credence to this story.

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  • M. Emad
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:20PM

    Both are originally created by I*I for similar purposes.

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  • irfan
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:20PM

    I hope its true

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  • Random Passerby
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:24PM

    If he is indeed dead, and this is not a planted story, then good riddance.

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  • usman
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:27PM

    good riddance!Recommend

  • A J Khan
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:33PM

    Mullah Fazlullah the notorious ‘Mullah Radio’ had killed thousands of people and had set a new threshold of brutality. His death marks relief for the people of Swat, Pakhtunkhwa & Pakistan.

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  • Oct 10, 2013 - 5:35PM

    If it is true then it is good work done by Afghan Taliban .Speacil thanks to Afghan Talibans for killing terroist commander.He deserve worst kind of death and should not be allowed to burry on Pakistani soil.

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  • hmm
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:41PM

    This is a clear indication that the TTP is not in anyway affiliated with the Afghan Taliban’s. Afghan Taliban disowns actions of TTP against Pakistanis, what more proof do we need that TTP is backed & funded by different foreign intelligence agencies? We should eliminate TTP if they do not accept the terms & conditions set forth by Pakistan.

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  • Afghanistan
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:42PM

    Now I realise why Pakistanis differentiate between good and bad Taliban but we Afghan don’t know whom to call good because non of them work for our interest.

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  • Naseer Ahmad
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:43PM

    If this report is correct then it is a great news for the people of KP who have been abandoned and left at the mercy of terrorists.

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  • Bilal
    Oct 10, 2013 - 5:53PM

    An eye opener who say Afghan taliban and Pakistan Taliban are same,especially for IK.

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  • Beyg
    Oct 10, 2013 - 6:00PM

    That’s gud news if true…I wish all Taliban (Pakistan & Afghan) are killed by the same in fighting coz ONLY GOOD TALIBAN IS A DEAD TALIBAN..!!!Recommend

  • RJ
    Oct 10, 2013 - 6:02PM

    Great news – it should be widely announced on FM radio in Swat and other areas! Preferably on Mullah Radio’s FM frequency.

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  • Anticorruption
    Oct 10, 2013 - 6:05PM

    Should we start condoling with PTI, JUI, JI etc or shall we wait for confirmation of the story?

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  • Xnain
    Oct 10, 2013 - 6:12PM

    Not a single comment….hmmm strange…Thanks you Afghan Taliban! Good riddance. The Indian consulate in Afghanistan will be a very sad over it…..

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  • Professor
    Oct 10, 2013 - 6:12PM

    Whose side will the US take?

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  • New Start
    Oct 10, 2013 - 6:13PM

    well. well, well.. the Animals killing other Animals.. wonder how us humans can fule this feud

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  • Paindoo
    Oct 10, 2013 - 6:20PM

    Good riddance!

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  • Oct 10, 2013 - 6:29PM

    The only good Taliban are dead Taliban. Molana Fazlullah is a good Taliban now.

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  • Javed
    Oct 10, 2013 - 7:05PM

    This India backed terrorist deserved this!

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  • Ali
    Oct 10, 2013 - 7:12PM

    RIP…Mujaheddin

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 10, 2013 - 7:18PM

    If true, congratulations to all Pakistanis. These types of achievements are bigger than Malala’s achievements.

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  • Candid1
    Oct 10, 2013 - 7:19PM

    Good. The should all kill each other, so that we can live in peace.

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  • Zen.One
    Oct 10, 2013 - 7:28PM

    Mullah Radio killed by the Afghan Talibans: BBC radio.

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  • Babloo
    Oct 10, 2013 - 7:33PM

    Mullah Radio : That’s a beauty.

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  • Mullah Brigade
    Oct 10, 2013 - 7:33PM

    Love the title!

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  • Shahzad
    Oct 10, 2013 - 7:48PM

    If true, this might be the best news Pakistanis have had in a while.

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  • Pakistani Ostrich
    Oct 10, 2013 - 7:48PM

    This is indeed a good news. Icing on the cake would have been if the khakis or their commandos had killed mullah radio for killing one of their own Major General Sanaullah. Instead, its afghan talibans who did army’s job. The swat anti-state TTP leader baitullah mehsud was killed by US drones, not the khakis. In fact the khakis have never taken out a high value ttp or its affiliated groups through out pakistan. Why?

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  • Oct 10, 2013 - 7:54PM

    Oh dear does this mean the Afghan Taliban are bad now to those who wanted to open negotiations to surrender to the Pak Taliban?

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  • TUNG
    Oct 10, 2013 - 7:59PM

    thats what i call the armys revenge

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  • Raj - USA
    Oct 10, 2013 - 8:02PM

    He should have been taken out long ago. Good that he is gone.

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  • Zen.One
    Oct 10, 2013 - 8:09PM

    He Killed Major General Sanaullah Niazi with a very sophisticated and powerful IED, which i doubt Talibans have the capacity to develop it indigenously. Had the audacity to make a video of it also. Points fingers to agencies of our next door neighbor/CIA.

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  • Desi
    Oct 10, 2013 - 8:11PM

    @Pakistani Ostrich:
    Because I think Khakis do not want any credit out of it, any credit means more backlash/backlash. It seems strange that Mr. Radio was killed after claiming the responsibility of Major General’s killing and Khakis were not involved. Are you reading between lines?

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  • rome
    Oct 10, 2013 - 8:16PM

    you never know, today they write this and days after we find out that the news were fake. and WHO is malala by the way?.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 10, 2013 - 8:23PM

    @Pakistani Ostrich:
    Agreed. I would be happy too, if our commandoes had accomplished this mission. Anyway, if our army is not willing, no one can force them. At the minimum it should plan a defence society in Swat and Waziristan to prove its expertise.

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  • anti-elitist rawalpindi
    Oct 10, 2013 - 8:34PM

    The usual trolls who mock Pakistan on any given opportunity are missing on this news item. Perhaps they are sad for the deceased as more of such incidents will reduce foreign influence on ttp and its affiliates.

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  • jg
    Oct 10, 2013 - 8:45PM

    great news indeed. now poster of his dead body should be displayed in SWAT and Malakand.

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  • Pindiwaal
    Oct 10, 2013 - 9:13PM

    This one made my night :p

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  • Gracias
    Oct 10, 2013 - 10:00PM

    Mullah Radio – Dropping wicked dubstep tunes at your local talib club. Not anymore though.

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  • Green tiger
    Oct 10, 2013 - 10:30PM

    It’s army’s victory. Afghan Taliban & army are brothers.

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  • Leela
    Oct 10, 2013 - 11:17PM

    This is rubbish. The Talibans are followers of true Islam and shariah. No true muslim would have killed another muslim brother. If at all Mullah Radio was killed, it would have been by a non muslim/ agency.

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  • Parvez
    Oct 10, 2013 - 11:26PM

    ………..I for one do not believe news of this nature.

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  • Mc
    Oct 10, 2013 - 11:46PM

    @anti-elitist rawalpindi:
    Why should the world be sad? Afterall, Pakistan through APC has stated that TTP our own brothers. So you do not trust your own All Party Conference?

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  • numbersnumbers
    Oct 11, 2013 - 12:16AM

    @hmm:
    WOW, more wisdom from DENIALSTAN!! Please tell us which “foreign intelligence agencies” are “supporting and funding” the TTP since you appear to know!
    @Javed:
    Please tell us how you know that Mullah Radio was “India backed terrorist”, since he openly operated for years in SWAT right under the noses of the vaunted ISI (you remember the ISI, the “worlds best” intelligence agency)!!!

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  • Bhai log
    Oct 11, 2013 - 12:33AM

    Jamat-e-Islami has announced 3 day mourning over the death of their idol.

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  • Oct 11, 2013 - 12:34AM

    @hmm: You say TTP is backed and funded by foreign intelligence( RAW, Mossad CIA) but what a pity all political parties are more than eager to negotiate with them. So all political leaders including Imran Khan are either traitors or you are wrong . Now decide.

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  • Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan
    Oct 11, 2013 - 12:45AM

    Much prayers to Afghans who are our sincere brothers. Thank you and hope for further cooperation to finish this TTP menace, puppet of foreign powers.

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  • Khalid Alakozai
    Oct 11, 2013 - 1:26AM

    Doesn’t this just prove that the Afghan Taliban, a group that commits suicide bombings among civilians in Afghanistan, is supported by the ISI?

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  • Pakistani Ostrich
    Oct 11, 2013 - 1:35AM

    @Desi
    “..@Pakistani Ostrich:
    Because I think Khakis do not want any credit out of it, any credit means more backlash/backlash…”

    Really? What is your next nugget of brilliance?
    That the abbottabad OBL-raid was really carried out by the khakis but they let the US seal team take credit as they feared backlash from al-qaeda? Get real!

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  • Observer
    Oct 11, 2013 - 2:49AM

    This was a clash between Pakistani tribal militias and TTP. Afghan taliban had nothing to do with it.

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  • S A Khan
    Oct 11, 2013 - 4:14AM

    He wrote his death warrant when he claimed killing of Pakistani General!

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  • Pakistani Ostrich
    Oct 11, 2013 - 5:09AM

    @S A Khan
    “..He wrote his death warrant when he claimed killing of Pakistani General!..”
    The news clearly states thay afghan talibans has killed Mullah Fazlullah. Why would the afghan talibans care that Mullah Fazlullah had killed a general? What are you insinuating?

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  • hmm
    Oct 11, 2013 - 11:00AM

    @p r sharma:
    @numbersnumbers:
    I didn’t even mentioned the name of Indian agency but you guys unconsciously admitted that India is involved by getting annoyed with my statement. FYI proof of fundings and support are not shared with media, they are given directly to the country who is involved in infiltration, & which Pakistan has done so during the recent meeting in New York, talk some sense next time.

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  • Malik
    Oct 11, 2013 - 3:31PM

    So the theory of Good Taliban and Bad Taliban does make sense

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  • Stranger
    Oct 12, 2013 - 12:02AM

    Your khakis are Afghani Taliban indeed…@Pakistani Ostrich:

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  • Hain Ji?
    Oct 30, 2013 - 8:19AM

    No fair. Are Afghan Taliban going to run the radio in his place?

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