12 Feb '18, 2pm

Pakistani Taliban confirms US killed its deputy emir killed in North Waziristan drone strike

Sajna Mehsud. Image from the TTP’s statement that announced his death. The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan (TTP) confirmed that the US killed Sajna Mehsud, the group’s deputy emir and its leader of the influential Mehsud faction, last week in drone strike in North Waziristan. The US has hunted Sajna for three years before killing him. The TPP announced Sajna’s death in a statement that was released on its official Telegram account. According to the TTP, Sajna was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal agency of North Waziristan on Feb. 8. The TTP statement cleared up a discrepancy in the initial reporting of his death. Pakistani officials claimed that Sajna was killed in a US strike in the Bermal district in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktika. However unnamed Taliban officials stated that he was killed while traveling in a vehicle along with his nephew an...

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