ISPR confirms death of APS mastermind Umar Naray in drone strike
Bajwa said that the US General John Nicholson who is the Commander Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan had called Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and confirmed the news.
Comd RSM called #COAS, confirmed death of terrorist Umar Narai alias Khalifa Umar,also alias Khalid Khurasani through drone strike in Afgn
— Gen Asim Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) July 13, 2016
Umar Naray who was known as Umar Khalid Khorasani and Khalifa Umar was a member of the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP). He had fled to Afghanistan after the military operation but was actively plotting terrorist activities from there.
Around 144 people mostly children lost their lives when gunmen stormed the APS in Peshawar on 16 Decemeber 2014. This is one of the worst terrorist incident in the
He was the mastermind of the attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda. Around 22 people were killed and twenty others were wounded when gunman opened fired at the university on 20th January 2016.
The drone attack reportedly took place in the Bandar area in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Saturday 9th July, but was confirmed later. Another terrorist Qari Saifullah was also killed in the attack but this could not be verified as yet.