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Maulana Qazi Fazlullah
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Maulana Fazlullah, in Swat, Pakistan, 2008
Fazal Hayat[1]

DiedJune 14, 2018(2018-06-14) (aged 43–44)[2][3]
ChildrenMuhammad Hakim,
Abdul Basit (deceased)
Military career
AllegianceFlag of Tehrik-i-Taliban.svg Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
Years of service1992–2015
RankEmir of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan
Battles/warsWar in North-West Pakistan

Fazal Hayat[1] (1974 – 14 June 2018), more commonly known by his pseudonym Fazlullah (Urdu: ملا فضل اللہ),[4] was a militant. He served as the leader of the Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi. He was the leader of the Tehreek-e-Taliban-e-Pakistan in Swat Valley.

On 7 November 2013, he became the emir of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, and presided over the descent of the group into factions who are often at war with each other. Fazlullah was added to the U.S. State Department's Rewards for Justice wanted list on March 7, 2018.[5]

On 14 June 2018, Fazlullah was killed in an American drone Strike in Kunar Province, Afghanistan at the age of 43-44.[6][7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ahmed, Farzand (20 August 2009). "Window on Pak Press: Jaswant created a royal mess- Dawn". India Today. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  2. "Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah 'killed in drone attack'". Retrieved 15 June 2018. 
  3. "Pakistani Taliban leader killed by U.S. strike, Afghan ministry says". Retrieved 15 June 2018. 
  4. King, Laura (24 February 2009). Confusion hangs over Pakistan's pact with Taliban.,0,4127783.story. Retrieved 24 February 2009. 
  5. "Rewards for Justice - Wanted for Terrorism - Maulana Fazlullah". Retrieved 15 June 2018. 
  6. "Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah killed in Afghanistan". Pakistan Today. 15 June 2018. 
  7. "'Mullah Radio', man who shot Malala, reportedly killed by US in drone strike: 10 points". The Times of India. 15 June 2018. 

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