TTP's Qari Hussain kiled in drone attack: Reports

Published: October 15, 2010
According to reports, Qari Hussain Mehsud has been killed in a drone strike. PHOTO: AFP

According to reports, Qari Hussain Mehsud has been killed in a drone strike. PHOTO: AFP

According to initial media reports, senior Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Qari Hussain Mehsud has been killed in a drone strike on Friday.

Hussain was known to be a mentor and trainer of  suicide bombers.

On September 3,  he had threatened to launch attacks in the United States and Europe “very soon”.

His spokesman had also taken credit for the bombings in Lahore that killed 33 people in Lahore in September.

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  • Copper
    Oct 15, 2010 - 8:02PM


  • A Suhail
    Oct 15, 2010 - 8:08PM

    If this news is true then God Bless America and God Bless the drones. He blew people into pieces and he got blown into bits and pieces. Good riddance!Recommend

  • Hamood
    Oct 15, 2010 - 8:08PM

    Wonderful news if confirmed. This guy had the blood of thousands of innocent Muslims and Pakistanis on his hand. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Drone attacks may be wrong but they are effective and precise compared to full fledged army onslaught which normally has more collateral damage.Recommend

  • QB
    Oct 15, 2010 - 8:08PM

    I wish the drones could pick these guys up so that they could be hanged in public.Recommend

  • Yasir Qadeer
    Oct 15, 2010 - 9:31PM

    Yet another triumph of allied forces in the war on terror. Much of the elite leadership of these terrorists has either been killed or captured as a result of joined efforts by the allied forces.Recommend

  • Bangash
    Oct 15, 2010 - 10:54PM

    IF TRUE, this would be an achievement on the scale of eliminating Baitullah Mehsud, this Qari Mehsud was the “Ustad-e-Fedayeen”, the master trainer of suicide bombers. Unfortunately this cockroach has been reported killed before, most recently in January, only to pop up later in a video and resume his threats and vile ways.Recommend

  • David
    Oct 16, 2010 - 12:05AM

    Good riddance to scum.

    We welcome his demise. Recommend

  • Adam
    Oct 16, 2010 - 5:27AM

    Bravo !
    Drone attacks will have to continue if we
    want Pakistan to be free of these monster
    Jihadis. Recommend

  • mehsud
    Nov 1, 2010 - 10:32AM

    only patriotic Pakistani and Muslims were opposing drone attacks in the tribal belt. Drone attacks means violation of sovereignty of Pakistan which is not valid in any case. our leaders were addicted to bow before the foreigners and it seems that lack of leadership is prevailing because our politicians were busy in expanding their businesses and bank accounts and do not think about the future of the country creation of which was achieved with the struggle and blood of our forefathers. politicians were betraying blood of their forefathers by bowing in front of US instead of the creator of the universe. Recommend

  • A Suhail
    Nov 1, 2010 - 11:38AM

    Muslim opposing drone attacks??? I have not noticed any Muslims coming out on the streets of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt etc opposing drones attacks in Pakistan. Can you show me any muslim country where people are opposing drone attacks in Pakistan. Actually most of these countries are happy that all their citizens who might come back to their country to kill and maim are getting killed in Pakistan. Which brings us to the point do all these people ahve visas to stay here? If US is violating our sovereignty so are all these yahoos from central asia, middle east and europe. They are killing Pakistani citizens using suicide attacks and please do not blame them on black water as is the case with you. All these terrorists are filling up their bank accounts by takig money from arabs at the cost of ordinary Pakistani’s. Does Haqqani group has a right to be in Pakistan. How can we say no to american when all yahoos from across the world are coming to our shores to get training. Muslim world dont care about drone attacks in Pakistan and Pakistan and muslim are not same. These drone attacks will keep on coming as no one gives a damn who and how many dies and they will stop until we Pakistani’s stop these terrorists form using our soil. Recommend

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