: Slain Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud`s brother was shot dead by unidentified men in the restive North Waziristan tribal region of northwest Pakistan, according to a media report today.
Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hassan has said that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud could not have proceeded with plans of assassinating Bhutto without Musharraf’s nod.
Al Qaeda`s deputy leader on Monday seized upon President Barack Obama`s failure to bring about a freeze in Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and called him a "fraud" in a new audio message.
Pakistan Taliban commander in the northwestern Swat valley, Maulana Fazlullah, has been "badly injured" in operations by the Army and will soon meet "the fate of Baitullah Mehsud", Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.
After weeks of denial, the
Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday acknowledged for the first time that
their chief Baitullah Mehsud has died of wounds sustained in a
US drone strike in the country`s lawless tribal belt.
A commander of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Monday said his organisation will select a new chief in the next five days according to the instruction of their leader Baitullah Mehsud, a media report said.
Pakistani Taliban have executed
Baitullah Mehsud`s father-in-law and three of his relatives on suspicion of tipping off authorities of the slain commander`s whereabouts, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Sunday.
Pakistani Taliban have detained four relatives of their leader Baitullah Mehsud, believed to have been killed this month in a US missile strike, on suspicion of tipping off authorities about his whereabouts.
A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban who was arrested by security forces a day ago told investigators that top militant leader Baitullah Mehsud had died in a US missile attack, intelligence officials said Tuesday.