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KP government offers $100,000 bounty for Mullah Fazlullah

The government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province Monday announced a bounty worth 10 million rupees (US $100,000) for information leading to the arrest or death of the Pakistani Taliban chief, officials said. "The provincial government has set a bounty of RS 10 million for any information/help that can lead to the arrest or killing of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah," a senior official in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government told AFP, requesting anonymity.

He said the government in Pakistan's restive north-west had prepared a list of 615 high profile militants and was offering a combined bounty of RS760 million (US $7.5 million). The official said the list also includes Mangal Bagh, chief of Lashkar-e-Islam, a Taliban-linked militant group operating in the Khyber tribal district. Mushtaq Ghani, the provincial information minister confirmed the bounty.

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