How a US drone strike found the Pakistani Taliban’s commander

Peace and Freedom

Pakistan’s Hakimullah Mehsud rarely spent more than six hours in one spot – but that was   enough time for a US drone to strike

Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud
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Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud Photo: A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images
Rob Crilly

By  Rob Crilly, Islamabad

 The Sunday Telegraph

For years, Hakimullah Mehsud, the long-haired leader of the Pakistan Taliban,   took all possible precautions. He seldom spent more than more than six hours   in any one spot, shuttling between a string of safe houses through   Pakistan’s lawless tribal region.

But as negotiations with the Pakistan government loomed, it seems one of the   world’s most wanted men made a fatal mistake – he relaxed, assuming that   upcoming peace talks meant he was safe, and lingered at his new house.

It was just long enough for one of the US drones that constantly linger above   the tribal region’s mountainous skyline to find its mark -firing two   missiles into Mehsud’s 4×4 as it pulled inside…

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0 thoughts on “How a US drone strike found the Pakistani Taliban’s commander”

  1. The safest hideaway for such scum would be in England. Here we look after terrorists, allow them to live in peace and travel abroad to kill and maim at their pleasure. It is called ”human rights”….to such depths has England sunk.

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