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Baitullah Mehsud

About Baitullah Mehsud

Baitullah Mehsud (Death: August 5, 2009) is the former chief of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan. After Baitullah's death, the position is succeded by Hakeemullah Mehsud.


Late in August 09, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan has acknowledged that Mehsud was dead ending weeks of claims and counter-claims over his fate following a US missile strike on his father-in-laws house earlier this month. This is the first time the group officially confirmed the death of a top leader.

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Another witness points toward Baitullah Mehsud involvement in Benazir assassination
Magistrate Ahmed Mansoor Janjua has said Abdul Rasheed, the main accused behind the October 8 suicide blast on Benazir Bhutto's rally, has told him that the attack was planned and orchestrated by Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud.

27 terror groups were involved in Benazir's assassination: Rehman Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said 27 terror groups were behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Madrassa Haqqania not used for plotting Benazir's assassination: JUI-S
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-S (JUI-S) leader Maulana Samiul Haq has termed the latest report of former premiere Banazir Bhutto's assassination as a conspiracy, insisting that Uloom Haqqania, the seminary he manages, had no involvement in the incident.

Musharraf orchestrated Benazir Bhutto's assassination, reveals Pak Interior Ministry probe
The probe into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, ordered by the Pakistan Interior Ministry, has revealed that former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf orchestrated the murder through two police officers and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Baitullah Mehsud, Waqt News TV channel has reported.

Pakistani Taliban splintered into over 100 smaller factions: Experts
The Pakistani Taliban has splintered into over 100 smaller factions, weakened and running short of cash, over the country's military operations and US drone strikes, security officials, analysts and tribesmen from the insurgent heartland have said.

ISI chief welcomed TTP's offer to join Pak Army for war with India post 26/11: Book
The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks were launched by Al Qaeda with the help of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), with an objective of precipitating a war between India and Pakistan that would force the latter to shift its troops from the tribal areas to the eastern border, slain journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad's posthumously released book has revealed.

Pakistan "strangling alliance" with US by 'blocking supplies to drone base'
Pakistan has blocked food and water from reaching a remote base used by the United States for its covert drones programme, thereby severely hampering its counter terrorism strategy, according to a senior American official.

Pakistan would have got ruined if it disobeyed US post-9/11 terror attacks: Musharraf
Former President Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistan would have got ruined if it would not have obeyed the United States regarding the war on terror post-9/11 attacks.

Arrested Pak Navy commando had warned of PNS Mehran attack back in January
A Pakistan Navy commando arrested in January for his links with the Taliban and al-Qaeda affiliates, had then disclosed about the impending attack on Karachi's Mehran Naval Station.

Kids were paid Rs100-150 in lieu of every ball entering Osama's Abbottabad compound
The comfortable family life Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden enjoyed under the nose of the Pakistani security services is depicted from the fact that neighbours' children were invited into the most wanted terrorist's hideout in Abbottabad to play with pet rabbits, while his children attended a nearby school.

PPP probe report confirms Musharraf, Elahi not involved in Benazir's assassination
Investigations into the Benazir Bhutto assassination case have not found even an iota of evidence about the involvement of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, former Punjab Chief Minister Pervez Elahi or any other person nominated by Benazir during her life.

Pak unlikely to get hold of US drone technology
Pakistan wants to get hold of the US drone technology to effectively combat terrorism on its soil, but the efforts are likely to remain unheeded, sources have said.

Top ISI official faces grilling over providing content for BB murder press conference
Major General Nusrat Naeem, former director general of the Counter Intelligence wing of the ISI, is likely to face interrogation following the revelation that he had provided material for the infamous press conference that was held a day after the assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Religious extremism, the mantra for political power in Pakistan
A young teenager walked up to a bus stand in lower Dir, Northwest Pakistan, on Monday, and blew himself up, killing at least six people. This happened a day after a blast at the 13th century Sakhi Shah Darbar shrine near Dera Ghazi Khan that claimed 50 lives, and left many more fighting for their lives.

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