Baitullah Mehsud

Baitullah Mehsud claims responsibility for Lahore police training camp attack

Baitullah Mehsud claims responsibility for Lahore police training camp attackPeshawar, Mar. 31: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud has claimed responsibility for Monday's terror strike on the Lahore police training academy, The News reported.

"Yes, we have carried out this attack. I will give details later," Mehsud told news agencies over telephone.

Earlier, addressing a press conference just after the commando operation in Manawan was finished, Interior Advisor Rehman Malik had pointed out towards Mehsud's involvement in the attack.

US announces five million dollar reward for Baitullah Mehsud

US announces five million dollar reward for Baitullah MehsudWashington, Mar. 26 : The United States has announced a reward of five million dollars to anyone revealing the whereabouts of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud.

US State Department statement also said that a similar bounty has been put on the senior leader of the Haqqani group, Sirajuddin Haqqani, and a million dollar reward on high ranking Al-Qaeda leader Abu Yahya al-Libi.

‘Islamabad suicide attack was Taliban’s revenge for Lal Masjid operation’

Pak-Taliban chief Baitullah MehsudIslamabad, Mar. 25 : Pak-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud might be involved in Monday's suicide attack on the offices of the police's Special Branch in Islamabad to avenge the July 2007 Lal Masjid operation, investigators have said.

The preliminarily investigation suggests that the same group of militants that had carried out an attack in Rawalpindi on March 16 carried out the latest attack, sources told the Dawn.

The office of the Anti-Terrorism Squad has been targeted before, but this time, the investigators suspect that the bomber wanted to hit the residential quarters.

Baitullah Mehsud dispatches 20 foreign fighters to target Pak cities

Baitullah Mehsud dispatches 20 foreign fighters to target Pak citiesRawalpindi, Mar 24: Security was tightened across Pakistan after intelligence agencies warned that Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud has dispatched 20 foreign militants, mostly Uzbeks, to carry out terror strikes in major cities.

A senior police official said agencies had warned police that the terrorists had left for Bannu on their way to Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi and other major cities.

Pak Army calls Baitullah Mehsud, Fazlullah “patriotic” Pakistanis

Baitullah MehsudIslamabad, Dec 1 : The Pakistan Army has termed some notorious militant commanders belonging to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, including Baitullah Mehsud and Maulvi Fazlullah, as “patriotic” Pakistanis.

These two militant commanders are fighting the Army for the last four years and have invariably been accused of terrorism against Pakistan, but in the aftermath of the Mumbai carnage has suddenly turned terrorists into patriots, The News reported.

Pak Taliban chief Mehsud declared proclaimed offender in Sherpao attack case

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah MehsudPeshawar, Oct 23 : An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has declared Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud and two of his commanders as proclaimed offenders (POs), in connection with suicide attack on Pakistan People’s Party-Sherpao chief Aftab Khan Sherpao in Charsadda last year.

The court also issued non-bailable warrants in the name of the three.