Friday, 25 May, 2018

Pakistani Taliban deputy Khalid Mehsud 'killed in drone attack'

Taliban fighters in Maydan Shahr in Wardak province Afghanistan on Sept. 26 2008 Taliban fighters in Maydan Shahr in Wardak province Afghanistan on Sept. 26 2008
Ellis Copeland | 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's attacks 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.

Northern Ireland power-sharing deal could be confirmed this week
Mary Lou McDonald says they have the "political will" to reach an agreement to restore the devolved government at Stormont . Taoiseach Leo Varadkar travelled to Stormont today to engage in a last-minute meeting with the British Prime Minister.


Tillerson skipping Israel in Middle East tour
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Monday, the State Department said . She said it "mischaracterized the conference as a pledging conference", and it was not intended as such.


Snapchat gives creators new audience analytics, including views, engagement, and demographics
The petition states that instead of making the app easier the update has made the app and many of its offered features more hard . Twitter was bombarded with the angry reactions of many teens who love Snapchat and is their favourite application.


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.

Recommended

At least 2 dead, 3 officers shot during ongoing standoff in Detroit At least 2 dead, 3 officers shot during ongoing standoff in Detroit Authorities say the officer was shot in the knee Sunday night while responding to an incident on the east side of the city. Police say a 14-hour standoff in Detroit has ended with the deaths of three women and the suspected gunman.

Aly Raisman makes a statement with nude Sports Illustrated photo shoot Aly Raisman makes a statement with nude Sports Illustrated photo shoot I honestly never thought I'd have the opportunity. "I believe that everyone is a survivor of something", she told the magazine . They are my idols and they mean so much to me because they have the best work ethic and I feel like.sorry, I'm emotional.

Who are the DACA DREAMers and how many are here? Who are the DACA DREAMers and how many are here? The administration will not have to accept new applications for the programme, but will have to continue accepting renewals. Trump was referring to a deadline he announced previous year to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

New antibiotic unearthed from the dirt New antibiotic unearthed from the dirt They hypothesized that the genes responsible for this "calcium-dependent motif" might be found in other compounds. They had speculated that this novel use of calcium was the key to the longevity of these antibiotics.

FBI, CIA, and NSA chiefs advise against using Huawei and ZTE phones FBI, CIA, and NSA chiefs advise against using Huawei and ZTE phones Despite these setbacks, Huawei is still selling an unlocked version of its flagship Mate 10 Pro in the US. So far, none has been provided. "It provides the capacity to maliciously modify or steal information.

1 dead, 1 hurt after vehicles collide at Heathrow Airport 1 dead, 1 hurt after vehicles collide at Heathrow Airport Heathrow said the airfield remained open during the incident and it worked "to minimise disruption to passengers' journeys". The deceased, aged in his 40s, was taken to a west London hospital but could not be saved, the Metropolitan Police said.

Louisville border collie wins honor at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Louisville border collie wins honor at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Nearly 6, Flynn posted his 42nd career best in show victory in what is nearly certainly his last show before retiring. His co-owner, Sandra Nordstrom, is from Ocean City and he is handled by Katie Bernardin of Chaplin, Connecticut.

Galaxy Note 9 To Launch Without The Optical Fingerprint Reader Galaxy Note 9 To Launch Without The Optical Fingerprint Reader Despite the official announcement of the Galaxy S9 still being over ten days away, we already know a fair bit about the phone. Samsung has also stated that this particular pressure-sensor technology is compatible with LCD, LED and OLED display panels.

We Can Finally See Chrome's Integrated Ad Blocker at Work Soon We Can Finally See Chrome's Integrated Ad Blocker at Work Soon That's why Google recently joined an industry group dedicated to improving online ads, called the Coalition for Better Ads . Interestingly enough, Chrome will also give users the option to disable ad blocking by selecting "allow ads on this site".

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black announce Valentines baby joy Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black announce Valentines baby joy Tom released a photo to coincide with husband's picture and wished his followers a Happy Valentine's as well. Black announced the happy news on Twitter on Wednesday morning.

Salon to use readers' computers to mine cryptocurrency Salon to use readers' computers to mine cryptocurrency After I disabled Salon's cryptocurrency mining , my idle CPU power went back up to a more typical 70 to 80 percent. Coinhive is a controversial mining tool that was recently uploaded to government websites by hackers.

BMW X4 Arrives Bigger Yet Lighter And Sleeker Than Before BMW X4 Arrives Bigger Yet Lighter And Sleeker Than Before The 2019 BMW X4 reaches United States dealers in July, priced from $50,450 for the four-cylinder model, and $60,450 for the M40i. A range of other engine options are being offered, spanning from a 135kW xDrive20i, a 185kW 30i, to a 140kW 20d, and 170kW 25d.

Google shipped 3.9 million Pixels during 2017 according to report Google shipped 3.9 million Pixels during 2017 according to report Based on its most recent sales figures, Apple was selling nearly 850,000 iPhones each day in the first quarter of 2018. One thing not many people will realize is that Google's smartphone pricing is even more high-end than Apple's, though.

Arizona woman wakes up with British accent Arizona woman wakes up with British accent An American woman who has apparently never left the United States went to bed one night and woke up with a British accent . But two years ago she went down with a crippling headache and woke up with a Cockney accent she's had ever since.

Jurgen Klopp: 'Liverpool can compete with anyone' Jurgen Klopp: 'Liverpool can compete with anyone' They're doing it week in, week out and when one of them is struggling, the other one pops up, or the other two will pop up. Two former Champions League winners lock horns on Wednesday in what should be an under-the-radar mouthwatering contest.