Peshawar school massacre mastermind confirmed dead in drone attack: ISPR

Published: July 13, 2016
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Afghanistan's Resolute Support Mission chief calls Gen Raheel to confirm the news, tweets DG ISPR. PHOTO: AFP

Afghanistan's Resolute Support Mission chief calls Gen Raheel to confirm the news, tweets DG ISPR. PHOTO: AFP

Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS) massacre mastermind Umar Mansur has been confirmed killed in a drone strike, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday.

DG ISPR Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said in a Tweet that commander Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan called army chief General Raheel Sharif to confirm the news.

“Comd RSM called COAS, confirmed death of terrorist Umar Narai alias Khalifa Umar,also alias Khalid Khurasani through drone strike in Afghanistan,” read the Tweet.

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A drone strike in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on July 9 reportedly killed Umar Mansur, along with four others.

Mansur, alias Aurangzeb, was a member of the Tariq Geedar Group responsible for the 144 deaths in the Army Public School, the Peshawar Airport and the Bacha Khan University.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • sabi
    Jul 13, 2016 - 8:54PM

    What you can not do against your enemy is doing someone whom you preach as enemy of Pakistan, I mean this dharna walas and their masters. Shame on them.
    Shame on all the anchor persons,so called analystss who had for last 15 years opposed allied forces to crush the enemies of Pakistan just because eliminating Taliban would end their struggle to convert Pakistan into a fascist state which the promise as khilafa or ‘welfare state’. Thank you America.Recommend

  • سے Shaam (Hanafi)
    Jul 13, 2016 - 9:52PM

    Now this is called fight against terrorism, there’s no distinction b/w good or bad Taliban by the Americans. Pakistan should be grateful to America and Allied forces for taking out the perpetrator of APS…Recommend

  • Mohammed
    Jul 14, 2016 - 12:09AM

    @sabi:
    I agree when is Rana Sanulla being arrested.Recommend

  • Aisha
    Jul 14, 2016 - 1:28AM

    So Pakistan asked the US to do their job for them? We are inviting them to come do more than cross the fine line if this continues. Recommend

  • Bharat
    Jul 14, 2016 - 2:08AM

    He was a true Muslim .
    And he will get his rewards in Heaven. 72 virgins and 4 dainty little boysRecommend

  • sabi
    Jul 14, 2016 - 7:03AM

    @Mohammed:
    “I agree when is Rana Sanulla being arrested.”
    For what?.Recommend

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