Pakistani Taliban call off peace talks after commander killed by drone

ISLAMABAD, May 30 (UPI) -- The Pakistani Taliban said Thursday there would be no peace talks with the country's incoming leaders after a top commander was killed by a U.S. drone strike.

Mehsud's death may set off power struggle

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- If the death of Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is confirmed, his successor could be a military strategist or suicide bomb instructor, a report says.
Pakistan says army offensive going well

Pakistan says army offensive going well

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Pakistani military is progressing in its offensive against militants in South Waziristan despite stiff resistance, officials said Tuesday.

Suicide attackers kill 4 Pakistan soldiers

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Suicide attackers killed four Pakistani soldiers and wounded two others Thursday, the Pakistani military said.

Taliban confirms Baitullah Mehsud's death

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Hakeemullah Mehsud, the new leader of the Pakistani Taliban, confirmed former leader Baitullah Mehsud died Sunday from wounds suffered in an airstrike.

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.

قارى حسین احمد

Qari Hussain Ahmad Mehsud (Pashto/Urdu: قارى حسین احمد) is a top lieutenant in the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the organizer of the group's suicide bombing squads. He is a cousin of Hakimullah Mehsud.

Hussain runs a training camp for suicide bombers in South Waziristan and has been active in violent acts against the Pakistani government. In May 2007 he directed a campaign of attacks in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. The attacks included targeted killings of tribal elders and political agents, and attacks on police which resulted in many civilian deaths.

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