Pakistani Taliban deputy Khalid Mehsud 'killed in drone attack'
Pakistani Taliban deputy Khalid Mehsud 'killed in drone attack'
Taliban fighters in Maydan Shahr in Wardak province Afghanistan on Sept. 26 2008
14 February, 2018, 21:19
Khalid Mehsud was the deputy leader of the banned Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, or TPP, which is the main faction of the Pakistani Taliban. Pakistan had offered joint investigation into the Kabul'sattacks that Kabul had blamed on the Haqqani Network.
Wali, like his predecessor, would lead militants in South Waziristan, a rugged mountainous region on the Afghan border which has always been home to Pakistani, Afghan and al Qaeda-linked foreign militants.
A pair of suspected U.S. missile strikes killed Mehsud, also known by his alias Sajna, on Thursday last week in Afghanistan's Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan, Pakistani security officials said.
In December, gunmen from the militant group stormed a college in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least nine people and injuring 36.
Tribal sources and local Pakistani officials confirmed Friday the strike took place a day earlier near the Afghan border in North Waziristan tribal district.
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The TTP has recently curtailed activities because of a successful Pakistani military offensive, and Mehsud's death is expected to further weaken the Islamist group.
On Jan 4, the Trump administration suspended its military assistance to Pakistan over the alleged existence of terrorist safe havens on its soil and over its alleged links to the militants fighting in Afghanistan.
Mehsud has kept militant attacks going not only against military targets in South Waziristan but also at times deeper inside Pakistani territory.
The spokesman said Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah immediately replaced Mehsud with another commander, Mufti Noor Wali.
In May 2016, the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mansour, was also killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, meeting the same fate as the head of TTP, Hakimullah Mehsud, did in 2013.
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