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Coalition air strike in Kunar kills son of Pakistani Taliban chief

Salaam Times

KUNAR -- A coalition air strike in Kunar Province has killed more than a dozen Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants, including the son of the terror group's leader, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Thursday (March 8).

The air strike hit a training camp for suicide bombers Tuesday (March 6) near the Afghan-Pakistani border, said Pakistani intelligence officials.

Abdullah (also known as Iman Diri), the son of TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah, and two other regional TTP commanders were among the dead.

The group confirmed Abdullah's death in a statement to local media, Khaama Press reported, adding that at least 19 other militants were killed.

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