It seems like ages since I've had something REALLY good to report but today, it's celebration time as the Taliban's #2 leader in Pakistan is deader than a doornail thanks to hellfires fired from US drones into a compound in North Waziristan. Yep, Waliur Rehman Mehsud isn't around today to be raping little girls or killing U.S. and NATO troops and six of his fairly high up associates are nothing but splatter on a Waziristani rock at the moment as well.
P.s. in the story below, "TTP" refers to the full name of the Taliban in Pakistan.
Congrats to our drone teams - nice shooting!
The story comes from DAWN.
US drone strike kills TTP number two Waliur Rehman, six others
PESHAWAR: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan’s deputy chief and commander of the Mehsud area, Waliur Rehman Mehsud, was killed in US drone strike on a compound in the Chashma area of Miramshah in the North Waziristan tribal region along with close aide Fahkr-i-Alam and five others, including Uzbek militants, official and intelligence sources told Dawn.com.
Intelligence as well as tribal sources confirmed that the TTP’s second top man had died along with six others in the drone strike.
Sources added that officials from the political administration had also communicated to Fata secretariat authorities regarding the death of Rehman and six others in the strike.
Besides Rehman, the other militants killed in the strike include Nasarullah, Shahabuddin, Adil, Nasiruddin, Fakhr-i-Alam and Saeedur Rehman who were present in the compound at the time of the strike, the sources said.
As the militants removed the bodies, communication intercepts among TTP militants confirmed to intelligence agencies that Rehman had been killed.
The TTP, however, is yet to confirm or deny the report of the death of their second top commander.
Official intelligence sources also confirmed that they had checked and verified the information on ground and had credible knowledge that seven people had died in the strike on the compound, including Rehman.
Political administration and military authorities in the tribal areas neither confirm nor deny such drone strikes.