Wali killed on a tip-off by Hakimullah supporter

According to media reports, there are serious differences between Waliur Rehman and Hakimullah Mehsud groups of TTP.

News Desk June 02, 2013
Waliur Rehman Mehsud. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE



The US State Department has disclosed that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s deputy chief Waliur Rehman was targeted and killed by a drone attack on a tip-off provided by a member of the Hakimullah Mehsud-led Taliban group.


Sparking fresh controversy by the statement, it said the US will award the informer $5 million.

According to INP, the State Department refused to disclose the name of the informer; however it has confirmed that the award will be paid. It said that anyone who provides reliable and actionable information deserves the award under the justice programme.

According to media reports, there are serious differences between Waliur Rehman and Hakimullah Mehsud groups of the TTP. These two groups are opposing each other and the person who provided information about the presence of Rehman belongs to the Hakimullah group.

Khan Syed alias Sajan has succeeded Rehman and the Shoaib Khel tribe of the Mehsud group has welcomed his appointment.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 2nd, 2013.

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Havi | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

I don't know why Hakimullah Mehsud is not targeted directly by the army. He is the top figure we need to eliminate in this war. Terrorists have done massive damage to Pakistan and we still fail to realize the imminent threat they pose.

Also did I hear something about $5 Million being awarded to a TTP terrorist. Is USA saying they have no beef against the TTP?

numbersnumbers | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Why has no one considered the possibility that the INDIVIDUAL who collected the reward is now located far away from the Afghan-Pak theatre of the absurd, set up in a nice flat with an income stream for life from the 5 mil!!!

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