Mullah Fazlullah’s son carried out Bannu attack, claims TTP spokesperson

Muhammad Khorasani shares picture of Maulana Najeebullah Swati, the suspected suicide bomber, with media

Riaz Ahmad February 19, 2017
A file photo of security officials examining the site of a bomb explosion in Bannu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on March 12, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: Nearly two weeks after a suicide bomber targeted a police station in Bannu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed on Sunday the attack was carried out by the son of militant organisation’s chief Mullah Fazullah.

Son of Fazlullah, TTP’s current head, carried out a suicide attack at a police station in Bannu some 12 days ago, Muhammad Khorasani, spokesperson for the terror outfit, claimed in a statement.

Two cops injured in Bannu suicide attack

“The attack was carried out by TTP chief’s son Maulana Najeebullah Swati,” the message, which also carried a picture of the suicide bomber, read.

At least two policemen were seriously injured when a suicide bomber smashed his explosive-laden vehicle into the gate of Mundan police station in Bannu district on February 7. The building of the police station was also damaged in the attack.


Saeed Masood | 7 years ago | Reply Pakistan forces should go inside Afghanistan and get this beast Mullah Fazlullah and finish him once and for ever, our Army has the capability to do that, may God protect you Ameen
Fi | 7 years ago | Reply Son from which wife, 1,2,3 or 4? Real son or adopted son? Don't take the news from its face value. There are many layers to the devious personality of fajlulah.
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