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Assassination of Pakistani Taliban leader threatens stability


The death of Omar Khalid Khorasani, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban organization and one of the most wanted in the world, has raised a state of concern.

Abdul Wali, known as Omar Khalid Khorasani, was killed in a bomb explosion in south-eastern Afghanistan. No one has claimed responsibility for his death. However, the Pakistani Taliban blamed the Pakistani intelligence agents for the killing, and described his death as a severe blow to the Pakistani Taliban.

A blow to the Taliban

Many delegations have met in Afghanistan since then to help end the years-long conflict between Pakistani forces and Pakistani militants. There were also conflicting reports yesterday evening (Monday) on the circumstances of Khorasani’s death and the exact location in south-eastern Afghanistan where the assassination took place. An informed source confirmed that two other Pakistani Taliban leaders who were with Khorasani, Mufti Hassan Sawati and Khan state maintain, were killed in the same incident, indicating that the three were killed in the “explosion of an explosive device,” referring to an improvised explosive device or a roadside bomb, but he did not specify where it took place. He confirmed that he was responsible for the assassination of the Al-Qaeda Committee, which is leading the peace negotiations Al-Zawahiri at his home in the heart of the Afghan capital Kabul.

Shia panic

Taliban authorities have been struggling to contain a series of terrorist attacks on the Shiite community over the past week. The attacks, claimed by ISIS militants, have sparked panic in the Shiite community celebrating Ashura. Taliban officials had promised to protect the tradition of mourning in the community of up to 10 days, which was scheduled to culminate on Monday with processions and funerals. But after the third attack on Saturday, officials effectively halted the activities for fear of further violence.

It continued: Taliban officials cut off local cell phone signals across Kabul Monday to prevent remote-controlled explosions. Two recent terrorist attacks included improvised explosive devices hidden in ordinary objects in crowded, separate areas of the Shiite community and detonated remotely, said Habib Rezai, 45, a travel agent: “The people here are very scared now after what happened, but they still have strong feelings to come out and honor Imam Hussain”. An Afghan student said: “We are all scared, our parents didn’t want to go out, and we thought the Taliban might not give us permission, but we have to conduct these tests at the university for our future”.

The series of incidents and crises faced by the Afghan regime represented by the Taliban have made it reeling, beginning with the launch of a US drone missile on 31 July towards a luxury home in Kabul; The killing of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is a major blow to the credibility of the organization, which has repeatedly denied knowing the whereabouts of Ayman al-Zawahiri since the assassination of Oussama bin Laden in 2011.

It continued: The assassination of Khorasani marks another setback for the Taliban’s efforts to reduce conflict at home and in the region. In this case, the Taliban have been working with Pakistani officials for nearly a year to engineer a peace agreement with the Pakistani Taliban after it faced accusations from Pakistan that it was secretly supporting the group.

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