01 Nov '13, 10pm

Pakistani Taliban leader killed by US after 4-year hunt

Pakistani Taliban leader killed by US after 4-year hunt

Hakeemullah and Waliur Rehman Mehsud, before the Pakistani Army launched the South Waziristan offensive. A version of the article was originally published at The Daily Beast. After years of effort, the US has finally succeeded in killing Hakeemullah Mehsud, the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Movement of the Taliban Pakistan, in the latest drone strike in Pakistan's tribal agency of North Waziristan. Hakeemullah, who was responsible for numerous attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as the failed attempt to detonate a car bomb in Times Square in May 2011, was killed just as the Pakistani government was formally opening negotiations with the terrorist group. While the Taliban have not released an official martyrdom statement for Hakeemullah, an official spokesman known as Shahidullah Shahid told Pakistani reporters that the emir is indeed dead, according to the SITE Int...

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