Tehrik-i-Taliban leader, Amir Nawaz, who was suspected of killing the renowned aid worker and Japanese national “Tetsu Nakamura” in Afghanistan was killed in Nangarhar province, Afghan and Pakistani officials told media.
Nawaz is also known as “Haji Dubai” and was on the wanted list of terrorist figures in Pakistan for his role in series of murders and kidnappings in Karachi, Punjab, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Reports also indicate he was the mastermind behind the Bannu prison break in April 2012, in which 260 Taliban fighters fled from detention as a result of the attack.
Pakistani media also reported that the TTP leader was killed in an “armed” battle in Afghanistan a couple of days ago.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the killing of Nakamura.