US declares $5 million rewards to catch Taliban

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Washington, Sep 2: United States has announced $ 5 million rewards for information leading to the location of top two leaders of Pakistan-based Tehreek-e- Taliban Hakimullah Mehsud and Wali Ur Rehman.

The announcement came soon after the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) and its chief Mehsud and Rehman were declared as foreign terrorist outfits by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and arrest warrants issued against them by the Justice Department.

"Under their direction, the terrorist organisation TTP, launched a suicide bombing at a US military base in Afghanistan, attacked the US Consulate in Peshawar and planned the failed bombing in New York City's Time Square," said Robert Hartung, Assistant Director of the Threat Investigations.

"In Southern Asia, Mehsud and Rehman have planned and organised the killing of citizens from both the United States and Pakistan," Robert said.

"These individuals are terrorists, and they are attempting to extend their bloody reach into the American homeland. They are a danger to the interests of the United States," he said.

"For that reason, we urge anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mehsud or Rehman to contact the rewards for Justice Program, a US Consulate immediately," Robert said.

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