September 30, 2008

Baitullah Mehsud dead?

By: David Donadio

Dawn and CNN are reporting that Pakistan Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud has died of kidney failure. The Pakistani government blames Mehsud for the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. The Taliban denies Mehsud’s death. Details are still sketchy. (Hat tip: Kalsoom Lakhani at CHUP.)