The Afghan police officials claimed to have killed Maulvi Fazaullah, leader of outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat, Pakistan, along with six of his commanders in the Barg Matal district of Afghanistan's Nuristan province, which lies close to the border with Pakistan.
Afghan police retaliated the attack launched by Taliban at Nuristan killing Maulvi Fazalullah and six of his commanders in the ensuing clash.
Mohammad Zaman Mamozai, chief of the Afghan border force for the eastern region said that 'Maulvi Fazlullah was killed in direct clash with Afghan border police...last night' (Wednesday night).
However, Taliban leader in Bajaur Maulvi Faqeer Muhammad denied the reports.