Taliban chief may have been killed in drone attack

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Baitullah Mehsud
Islamabad, Aug 7: Pakistan Interior Minister, Rehman Malik and a senior US official have separately given statements that the Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud may have been killed in a US drone attack that took place about two days ago.

"We suspect he was killed in the missile strike," Malik said on Friday, Aug 7 while he clarified that there is no evidence to confirm it.

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Speaking on the same line, a US official has been quoted as saying, "There's reason to believe Mehsud may be dead, but there's no confirmation at this time."

On Wednesday, Aug 5 there were reports that Mehsud's wife along with his bodyguards may have been killed in an attack.

An unmanned aerial vehicle dropped missiles on the home of Mehsud's father-in-law, Mulvi Ikram ud Din, located in the northwestern Pakistan.

However, Untied States refuses to comment on the drone attacks, although it is a well known fact that US is the only country operating in that region along with having the capability to launch drone attacks.

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