Presumed Bhutto assassin killed in US strike

Baitullah Mahsud, Pakistan's most wanted terrorist and a staunch Al Qaeda ally, was apparently killed in an attack by a US drone on early Wednesday morning, according to a piece in the Los Angles Times by Alex Rodriguez and Greg Miller:Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mahsud, Pakistan's most wanted terrorist and a staunch Al Qaeda ally, was killed in an American missile strike, a Pakistani minister confirmed Friday, dealing a severe blow to militants who have been the architects of some of Pakistan's worst terror attacks in recent years. Mahsud's death represents a significant victory in the ongoing bid by Pakistan and the U.S. to eliminate the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Mahsud, believed to be 35, is aligned with Al Qaeda and is thought to be responsible for dozens of suicide bombing attacks, beheadings and killings throughout Pakistan. He was also suspected as the mastermind of the December 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. "Our intelligence...(Read Full Post)

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