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Report: Taliban torn by feud after death

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A young Pakistani Taliban leader seen as jockeying for leadership of the militant group has been killed in a feud, intelligence officials say.

Pakistani Taliban search for new leader

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Taliban leaders in Pakistan met to discuss a new boss as deputy insurgent officials confirmed leader Baitullah Mehsud died in a Wednesday airstrike.
Mehsud dead, says Pakistan minister

Mehsud dead, says Pakistan minister

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Pakistan's foreign minister, citing intelligence reports, said Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a drone attack, Geo TV reported Friday.

U.S.: 'Strong indication' Mehsud dead

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. officials believe there is a "strong indication" Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud was killed by a CIA drone strike, ABC News reported.

ISI linked to terrorists, officials say

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Leading officers in the Pakistani Inter Services Intelligence agency are linked to terrorist activity related to the Pakistani Taliban, officials say.
Missile attack kills Taliban leader's wife

Missile attack kills Taliban leader's wife

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Two missiles, suspected to have been fired from a U.S. unmanned aircraft, killed one of the wives of a leading Pakistani militant, relatives said Wednesday.

Pakistan claims 9 Taliban killed

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 18 (UPI) -- Pakistani airstrikes pounded a suspected Taliban hideout Saturday, killing nine Islamic extremists, intelligence officials said.

Drone rockets kill at least 45 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 9 (UPI) -- Missiles fired from a drone targeting militants in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region killed at least 45 people, officials said.

Pakistan: Taliban uses children in attacks

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 7 (UPI) -- Children are being used in attacks by Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, Pakistani and U.S. officials say.

12 Taliban die in suspected drone attack

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 7 (UPI) -- A suspected attack by a U.S. military drone hit a training camp run by Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud Tuesday, killing at least 12, officials said.

Missiles hit militants' facilities

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 3 (UPI) -- Missiles fired Friday from a suspected unmanned drone targeting militants' facilities in Pakistan's tribal area killed several people, officials said.

U.S. drone surveillance gathers data

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 29 (UPI) -- Secret U.S. drone flights will provide surveillance data to Pakistani military in its campaign against Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, officials said.

12 Pakistani soldiers killed in ambush

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 28 (UPI) -- An ambush on a military convoy by militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region killed 12 soldiers, military officials said.

Rival of Mehsud killed

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 23 (UPI) -- Qari Zainuddin, a rival of Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, was shot and killed Tuesday in the northwest region, the victim's aide told Geo TV.

Aide: Taliban head ordered Bhutto slaying

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 19 (UPI) -- Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud plotted the 2007 assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, a self-proclaimed aide to the leader said.

Mehsud targeted in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 14 (UPI) -- The Pakistani military, encouraged by recent successes against the Taliban, plans to go after the group's leader, Baitullah Mehsud, an official said.

Suicide bomber strikes Pakistani eatery

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 26 (UPI) -- A man walked into a Jandola, Pakistan, restaurant and set off an explosive device Thursday, killing 11 people, police said.

Obama stepping up Pakistan drone strikes

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The United States has expanded a covert war in Pakistan targeting Islamic militants seeking to topple Islamabad, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Reports: Mehsud's brother killed

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The brother of Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud was killed by gunmen, various Pakistani media reported.

Taliban pulls out of Pakistan talks

MINGORA, Pakistan, June 30 (UPI) -- A Taliban leader says talks between the militant group and the Pakistan government were suspended Monday after a bomb killed six in the country's northwest.

Taliban commander shuns Bhutto probe

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 25 (UPI) -- A Taliban commander in Pakistan said he would not cooperate with a U.N. investigation into the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Taliban leader says he honors ceasefire

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 24 (UPI) -- A Taliban commander based in Pakistan says he's intent on honoring a ceasefire with the new Pakistan government, as long as the army doesn't attack civilians.

Commentary: Kinetic response

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- The campaigns of three U.S. presidential candidates and two huge natural disasters in Myanmar and China overshadowed a man-made geopolitical disaster now in the making in both Pakistan and Afghanistan.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Suicide attack kills 12 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 19 (UPI) -- A suicide bomb attack in a military garrison area in the northwest Pakistan town of Mardan Sunday killed 12 people and injured several more.

Commentary: Wilderness of mirrors

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- "Every lie contains a truth and every truth contains a lie" is a safe rule of thumb when Shakespeare's powers of observation are applied to the Middle East. With each shake of the kaleidoscope, the configuration of the key players becomes a wilderness of mirrors.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
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