Wednesday, August 5, 2009

US drone strikes again Baitullah’s wife killed

The spouse of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud was reportedly killed and four minors were wounded critically when the notorious US drones struck a remote village in Ladha Sub-division in South Waziristan agency in wee hours Wednesday. The US drones fired two hell fire missiles at the house owned by one Malik Ikram ud Din Mehsud, father in law of Baitullah Mehsud killing Baitullah’s wife while four kids received critical injuries,” locals said . The official sources confirming the drone attack, which was fourth in the village Zangara, and killing of a lady besides injuring of four minors, however, said they were not sure the deceased was the better half of Baitullah.
TTP Chief Baitullah Mehsud was away at the time of missile attack. His father in law Malik Ikram Mehsud and around forty more people mostly ladies, who were in another portion of the house, escaped unhurt, a close relative of Ikram Mehsud said. A major portion of the house located in Zangara, Shobi Khel area some 15 kilometers north east of Tehsil Ladha of South Waziristan Agency, was razed to the ground. The dead body of the killed lady was retrieved by the local residents and the Taliban. The four wounded children were shifted to a private clinic in the area. Condition of two was stated to be critical. The local Taliban as usual cordoned off the site of the missile attack and were not letting any body get closer. While the American drones have so for killed over 200 people, mostly civilians, in Waziristan agencies in scores of attacks, their attempts to target Baitullah remained abortive.

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