TTP confirms death of deputy chief in US drone strike


London, Feb. 12 (TNS): The deputy chief of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been killed in a US drone strike, the banned terror group told British media on Monday.

Khalid Mehsood alias Sajna, deputy leader of the TTP, died after the pre-dawn strike on February 8, the terrorist group said in the email sent to British media.

The terrorist group nominated Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud to take his place, the statement added.

The statement comes as the US has massively stepped up its air offensive in eastern Afghanistan, targeting Taliban drug labs and Daesh hideouts as President Donald Trump looks to the sky to force the insurgents to the table.