There are unconfirmed reports that Mullah Fazlullah – the commander of the Pakistan Taliban – has been killed in a US air strike in Afghanistan.
Fazlullah’s men shot the schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan in 2012.
He was also behind the 2014 massacre in the Pakistani city of Peshawar that killed more than 130 schoolchildren.
He became head of the Pakistani Taliban in 2013 and has been operating in Afghanistan for years.
The US attack was in collaboration with Afghan forces.
The US military only confirmed it had carried out a strike aimed at a senior militant figure in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, which is on the Pakistani border.
An Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman told the BBC that Fazlullah was targeted and killed.
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