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About Hakeemullah Mehsud

Hakeemullah Mehsud is the chief of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). He took charge from Baitullah Mehsud. However, Pakistan Interior Advisor Rehman Malik has rejected reports about the appointment.

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Eighth U.S. drone attack kills 15 militants in North Waziristan
A U.S. drone strike targeted at a militant compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area killed 15 insurgents in a pre-dawn attack on Monday, security officials have said.

Fourth U.S. drone strike within week kills five 'militants' in North Waziristan
A U.S. drone attack early Monday killed at least five militants in a northwestern Pakistan tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials have said.

Third U.S. drone strike in week 'kills four militants' in North Waziristan
A third U.S. drone attack within a week early Saturday killed at least four militants in a northwestern Pakistani tribal district bordering Afghanistan, security officials have said.

Another drone strike kills five militants in N Waziristan
A U.S. drone strike on a militant compound in Pakistan's North Waziristan, near the Afghan border, killed five insurgents early on Thursday, officials said.

Tehrik-i-Taliban chief's close associate arrested in Peshawar
A close associate of Hakimullah Mehsud, the chief of banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and six others have been arrested in Peshawar.

Pak Taliban planning terror attacks if govt re- opens NATO supply lines
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakeemullah Mehsud has reportedly convened a meeting in North Waziristan to plan targeted attacks if the government re-opens the NATO supply routes.

Top Qaeda operative Ilyas Kashmiri still alive
One of Al Qaeda's main operational commanders and the chief of the Harkatul Jihad al-Islami (HJI), Muhammad Ilyas Kashmiri, who was reported to have been killed in a US drone attack in South Waziristan last year, is reportedly still alive.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan 'number two sacked': Spokesman
The number two commander of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been sacked, a spokesman has said.

Pakistani Taliban leader Mehsud 'alive and safe' in N. Waziristan: Sources
Hakimullah Mehsud, the top militant commander of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), is still alive and safe at some unknown location of North Waziristan, sources have claimed.

CIA failed to strike deal with two Taliban factions to target outfit's chief
The Central Intelligence Agency has reportedly failed to negotiate with two powerful Taliban factions to wipe out group chief Hakimullah Mehsud, before resuming drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal region.

Pakistani Taliban denies leader Mehsud killed in US drone attack
The Pakistan Taliban has denied reports that its leader was killed in a recent U.S. drone strike.

Pak should hit 'demoralised' Taliban instead of relying on peace talks: Editorial
The Pakistan government should speed up its operations of combating the Taliban immediately rather than relying on peace talks, an editorial in a Pakistan daily has suggested.

Secret dialogue with Pak security agencies-TTP enters decisive phase
The secret dialogue between Pakistan's security agencies and the local Taliban has entered a decisive phase, and both sides are hopeful that their negotiations will restore peace in the country's lawless tribal lands.

US removes Mullah Omer from most wanted terrorist list
Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been removed from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation's list of "most wanted terrorists".

Haqqanis pushing TTP for peace deal with Islamabad to protect its safe havens in Pak
The Haqqani network has started its efforts to push the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to negotiate a peace deal with the Pakistan Government, according to a news report.

RAW-funded Taliban making new outfit in Karachi
Pakistan Intelligence agencies have asked the National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) to beef up security for fears of further sectarian killings in Karachi.

Pak taliban threatens journalists for showing them in bad light
The Taliban has warned journalists, asking them to desist from publishing baseless news against them in North Waziristan Agency of Pakistan.

Terrorists 'triple' price of would-be suicide bombers in Pak, Afghanistan
Militant groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan have raised the trade price of would-be suicide bombers by up to three times of what they were paying just two years ago.

'Isolated' Hakimullah Mehsud rapidly losing control of Pak Taliban
Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud has been in isolation for over a year, and is rapidly losing control over the terrorist group that he once led with absolute command and authority, his associates and Pakistani intelligence officials have said.

Pak Taliban sold suicide bomber to Haqqani network: Afghan intelligence agency
Afghanistan's intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), has said that a Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander had sold a suicide bomber to the Haqqani network to attack a local commander.

US troops pullback has let Taliban open new bases in Afghanistan: Pak Army
The Pakistan Army has said that a US pullback of troops from northeast Afghanistan over 20 months has let Islamic guerrillas establish bases in the area and carry out unusually huge attacks inside Pakistan in recent weeks.

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.

Pakistan - Intrigues, manoeuvres, aspirations and turbulence- Memogate- who dunnit and why
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. But not in Pakistan, where things evolve in a convoluted and conspiratorial fashion.

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