Pajhwok Services

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Afghan Taliban slam Mehsud’s killing

Afghan Taliban slam Mehsud’s killing

Nov 02, 2013 - 18:24

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Afghan insurgents on Saturday condemned the death of Pakistani Talibaninfo-icon chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, in a US drone strike, asking Islamabad to prevent American attacks on its soil.

Mehsud, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistaninfo-icon (TTP) supremo, was killed in Friday’s drone strike in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border.

The TTP chief was reportedly leaving a meeting at a mosqueinfo-icon in Dande Darpakhel area, three miles from Miranshah, the main town in the region, when the drone targeted the vehicle he was travelling in.

A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, said they strongly condemned the death of Mehsud.

“We received the sad news that Hakimullah Mehsud has died in a cowardly US attack in North Waziristan,” Mujahid said in a statement.

The statement added the Afghan Taliban condemned the drone strike in the strongest words, calling Mehsud’s death a big blow to the movement. Mujahid asked the Pakistani government and people to prevent such attacks inside their country.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment