Lashkar-e-Islam Chief Mangal Bagh killed in US drone strike

mangal baghKABUL: Notorious militant commander and head of defunct Lashkar-e-Islam Chief Mangal Bagh has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan Nangarhar’s province, Afghan media reported on Sunday.

The death has been confirmed by intelligence agencies and the government officials.

Bagh was head of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam organisation. He was wanted by Pakistani security forces for involvement in a number of terrorist activities.

He was injured in a drone strike that took place on the night of July 22 in Khoudi Khola area of the Afghan province. Later on, he succumbed to his injuries, the reports further claimed while quoting intelligence and Taliban sources.

Meanwhile, the Lashkar-e-Islam has not yet confirmed the reports of the death of their chief.

It is also pertinent to be mentioned here that Mangal Bagh’s is also referred as Haji Amir Mangal Bagh. He belonged to Afridi tribe and hailed from Bara tehsil in Khyber Agency.

Mangal Bagh was said to be a local driver originally, who later formed the militant group Lashkar-e-Islam. -Agencies

THE PASHTUN TIMES

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