Situation in Afghanistan

Senior leader of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Khalid Balti, killed in Afghanistan

by Asad Hashim, Al Jazeera

A senior leader of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (Pakistan Taliban or TTP) has been killed in eastern Afghanistan, Pakistani security officials say, as a peace talks process between the armed group and the government remain stalled.

Khalid Balti, also known by the nom de guerre Muhammad Khorasani when he served as the spokesperson of the group, was killed in Nangarhar province, a security source told Al Jazeera on Tuesday.

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