Pakistan: Peshawar school massacre leader 'killed in US air strike'
July 14, Islamabad: US and Pakistani officials have conformed that a militant who masterminded a deadly attack on a Pakistani school in 2014 has been killed in a US-led air strike.
Umar Naray allegedly planned the attack on an army public school in Peshawar that left 150 people dead - mostly children and female teachers. He led a group linked to the Pakistani Taliban, according to US defence officials.
He was killed over the weekend in Nangarhar province, in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan, they added.
US defence department spokesman Peter Cook said: Naray "orchestrated multiple terrorist operations in Pakistan to include the January 2016 attack on Bacha Khan University, the September 2015 Badaber Air Force Base attack, and the December 2014 Peshawar school attack that resulted in the deaths of more than 130 children," .
The Oslo Times International News Network