US drone strike kills Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud

Eurasia News

MIRANSHAH: At least five militants including Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud were killed in a US drone strike in the restive North Waziristan tribal agency bordering Afghanistan on Friday evening, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

The officials said that the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief was leaving from a meeting at a mosque Dande Darpakhel area of North Waziristan when the drone targeted their vehicle.

Mehud’s funeral will be held at an undisclosed location in North Waziristan tomorrow afternoon.

Five militants, including Abdullah Bahar Mehsud and Tariq Mehsud, both key militant commanders and close aides of the TTP chief, were also killed with two others injured in the drone strike.

Following the attack, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan condemned the US drone strike in North Waziristan agency and said that this was aimed to sabotage Pakistan’s efforts to hold talks with the Taliban in a bid to put an end to spate of violence unleashed by the militia.

Talking to media representative on Friday evening, the interior minister said that a delegation was about to be sent to talk to the Taliban tomorrow (Saturday).




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US drone kills Hakimullah Mehsud

TTP chief killed in US drone attack