The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to 5 million dollars for information leading to the identification or location of Maulana Fazlullah. Further, the Rewards for Justice Program is offering 3 million dollars each for information on Abdul Wali and Mangal Bagh. All three men are associated with the Tehrik–e-Taliban Pakistan terrorist group, or TTP.
The TTP opposes the Pakistani military, and among its stated goals is the expulsion of Coalition troops from Afghanistan. The group has demonstrated a close alliance with al-Qa’ida.
Maulana Fazlullah is TTP’s leader. Under his leadership, the TTP has claimed responsibility for the December 16, 2014 attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, which resulted in the deaths of 148 people, including 132 students.Fazlullah also is responsible for the June 2012 beheading of 17 Pakistani soldiers, as well as the October 9, 2012 shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai. The U.S. State Department tagged Fazlullah as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in 2015.
Abdul Wali leads Jamaat ul-Ahrar, a militant group affiliated with TTP. Under Wali’s leadership, this terrorist group has staged a number of attacks in Pakistan targeting civilians, religious minorities, military personnel, and law enforcement.
Mangal Bagh is the leader of Lashkar-e-Islam, another terrorist organization affiliated with TTP. Under his leadership, Lashkar-e-Islam operatives have attacked NATO convoys. The group finances itself through drug trafficking, smuggling, kidnapping, and fee extortion on transit trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Since its inception in 1984, the Rewards for Justice program has paid in excess of 145 million dollars to more than 90 people who provided actionable information that helped bring terrorists to justice or prevented acts of international terrorism worldwide.
For more information about Fazlullah, Wali, and Bagh, go to www.rewardsforjustice.net. We encourage anyone with information about these men to contact the Rewards for Justice office via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; by phone, 1-800-877-3927 in North America; or by mail, Rewards for Justice, Washington, D.C., 20520-0303, USA.
All information will be kept strictly confidential.