KARACHI: Another high-profile terrorist, involved in attacks on Pakistani security forces, was killed in Afghanistan late Tuesday, according to Afghan security forces.
Zar Wali, who was associated with outlawed Laskar-e-Islam (LeI) and went by the alias Chamto, was killed in a raid in Naziyan area of Nangarhar province, the Afghan security forces said.
The deceased was a sniper for the militant group.
Security sources informed Geo News that Zar Wali was involved in the killing of four army personnel, including Lieutenant Arsalan Alam, in Khyber Agency.
The 22-year-old officer embraced martyrdom, along with three soldiers, in a cross-border terrorist attack in the agency’s Rajgal valley on Sept. 23.
Terrorists had fired on the newly-established Pakistani border post in Rajgal, martyring Lieutenant Arsalan, who was commanding the post when he got hit, the Inter-Services Public Relations had said in a statement.
Zar Wali’s killing comes a week after the United States killed chief of another banned militant outfit in Afghanistan.
Omar Khalid Khorasani, chief of banned militant group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), was killed in a drone attack in Afghanistan’s Paktia province on October 18.
In July, Pakistan welcomed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decision to include JuA in the list of entities subject to travel bans, arms embargos and freezing of assets.
The JuA based in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan has been involved in a series of terrorist attacks inside Pakistan.
Pakistan proscribed the group in 2016.