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Banned Lashkar-i-Islam chief Mangal Bagh killed in Afghanistan explosion

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  • Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Governor Ziaul Haq Amarkhel confirms Mangal Bagh killed in a bomb blast alongside together with his two guards
  • No particular person or group has claimed duty for the assault but 
  • Bagh’s LeI group has been affiliated with the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan which is answerable for most terrorist violence in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: Proscribed Lashkar-i-Islam’s commander and infamous militant Mangal Bagh was killed in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, Afghan officers stated Thursday.

Nangarhar Governor Ziaul Haq Amarkhel stated in a press release that the Bagh was killed in a bomb blast alongside together with his two safety guards.

Mangal Bagh, said to be in his early 50s and also referred to as Mangal Bagh Afridi, was the pinnacle of the outlawed militant group Lashkar-i-Islam. He fought in opposition to the state and different militant teams in Khyber tribal district earlier than escaping to Afghanistan following the 2008 army motion in Bara and later Tirah Valley.

Based on Afghan officers and locals, Mangal Bagh had gone to his son’s home in Bandar Darra in Achin district in Nangarhar at round midday when the incident occurred. 

He was reportedly leaving the home of his son when a bomb positioned on the doorstep exploded. He was killed on the spot alongside together with his 13-year-old daughter and two safety guards, The Information reported.

Learn extra: Mangal Bagh son killed in Khyber Company

Bagh’s LeI group has been affiliated with the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan which is answerable for most terrorist violence in Pakistan.

No particular person or group has but claimed duty for the assault. 

Based on US State Division’s Reward for Peace, Mangal Bagh carried as much as $3 million bounty on his head.

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