Taliban commander 'kills himself'

Former Guantanamo Bay inmate blows himself up as the army surrounds his hideout.

    Abdullah Mehsud was a former Guantanamo prisoner  based in the tribal areas of Waziristan [AFP]
    In 2004, he became the leader of a group of pro-Taliban, tribal fighters based in South Waziristan.
     
    Led by Mehsud, the fighters kidnapped two Chinese engineers who were working on a hydroelectric dam project in the region in October 2004.

    One of the hostages died in a rescue attempt. Mehsud himself escaped and Pakistani forces have been looking for him ever since.

    "Intelligence reports pointed out his presence at a house and security forces mounted the raid. He sneaked into Zhob [province] from Waziristan," Cheema said.

    Baitullah, Mehsud's brother, is a Taliban commander in Pakistan's tribal regions who has been linked to suicide bombings following this month's army raid on the Red Mosque in Islamabad.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Musta'ribeen, Israel's agents who pose as Palestinians

    Who are the Israeli agents posing as Palestinians?

    Musta'ribeen are an elite Israeli undercover unit that disguises themselves as Arabs or Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

     How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

    How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

    100 years since Balfour's "promise", Palestinians insist that their rights in Palestine cannot be dismissed.