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Pakistan says school attack mastermind killed by US drone

  • FILE -- In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, a Pakistan army soldier inspects the Army Public School that was  attacked a day before by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Pakistani army said Wednesday, July 13, 2016 that the mastermind of the 2014 attack on an army-run school has been killed in a U.S. drone strike. A Pakistani military spokesman says that a U.S. Army general confirmed the death of Taliban leader Khalifa Umar Mansoor in a phone call to Pakistan’s army chief. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

    FILE -- In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, a Pakistan army soldier inspects the Army Public School that was attacked a day before by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Pakistani army said Wednesday, July 13, 2016 that the mastermind of the 2014 attack on an army-run school has been killed in a U.S. drone strike. A Pakistani military spokesman says that a U.S. Army general confirmed the death of Taliban leader Khalifa Umar Mansoor in a phone call to Pakistan’s army chief. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -- In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, chairs are upturned and blood stains the floor at the Army Public School auditorium a day after Taliban gunmen stormed the school and killed some 150 people, mostly children, in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Pakistani army said Wednesday, July 13, 2016 that the mastermind of the 2014 attack on an army-run school has been killed in a U.S. drone strike. A Pakistani military spokesman says that a U.S. Army general confirmed the death of Taliban leader Khalifa Umar Mansoor in a phone call to Pakistan’s army chief. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

    FILE -- In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, chairs are upturned and blood stains the floor at the Army Public School auditorium a day after Taliban gunmen stormed the school and killed some 150 people, mostly children, in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Pakistani army said Wednesday, July 13, 2016 that the mastermind of the 2014 attack on an army-run school has been killed in a U.S. drone strike. A Pakistani military spokesman says that a U.S. Army general confirmed the death of Taliban leader Khalifa Umar Mansoor in a phone call to Pakistan’s army chief. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistan's military says the mastermind of a 2014 attack on an army-run school has been killed in a U.S. drone strike.

Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa said Wednesday that a U.S. Army general confirmed the death of Taliban leader Khalifa Umar Mansoor in a phone call to Pakistan's army chief. Bajwa did not say where or when the drone strike took place.

Mansoor, also known as Umar Naray and Khalid Khurasani, had claimed responsibility for training and dispatching a Taliban suicide squad to the school in Peshawar. The attack killed some 150 people, mostly children.

Mansoor also planned an attack on a university in northwestern Pakistan earlier this year that killed 21 people.

Pakistani media reported a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan earlier this week, saying it killed several militants.