The head of the banned terrorist group Lashkar-e-Islam was killed in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.
Mangal Bagh was wanted by Pakistan in terrorist activities.
Mangal Bagh, head of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam, was killed along with three of his associates in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province, according to details, Nangarhar Governor Zia-ul-Haq confirmed the death of Mangal Bagh and his associates.
The governor said that Mangal Bagh was involved in various terrorist activities. The Mangal Bagh group also belonged to the banned Lashkar-e-Islam TTP, which has carried out several terrorist attacks in Pakistan. He was involved in several terrorist acts in Pakistan.
Mangal Bagh, a truck cleaner-turned-warlord, held sway over Bara tehsil of the erstwhile Khyber Agency until June 2008 when his armed vigilantes were routed in a security operation. Since then he has been on the run, mostly operating from southern Afghanistan where his loyalists have found safe havens.
The confirmation from Ziaulhaq came shortly after Pakistan’s private Pashto-language Khyber News broke the story. “Mangal Bagh was killed in a roadside bomb blast in front of his house in Achin district, Nangarhar province, around noon,” it said on the authority of “a reliable security source”.