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