Wanted Tribal Area Militant Abdullah Mehsud killed himself to avoid arrest: JUI-Militants Link

Zhob: wanted militant Abdullah Mehsud blows himself up
The News, July 24, 2007

ZHOB: The law enforcement officials raided a house of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) official in district Zhob of Balochistan and captured three men for alleged links with Taliban, while militant leader Abdullah Mehsud, blew himself up to avoid arrest.

Federal Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema Tuesday confirmed Mehsud's death. He was wanted for the kidnapping of two Chinese engineers in 2004, he said.

Abdullah Mehsud killed himself with a hand grenade when law enforcement officials raided house of JUI district secretary Shaikh Ayub in Ganj Mohalla in Zhob.

"Abdullah Mehsud blew himself up with a grenade and died when forces raided his hideout. Three of his accomplices were arrested for suspected links with Taliban," said Atta Mohammed, police chief of Zhob.

For a detailed profile of Abdullah Mehsud at BBc by renowned journalist Rahimullah Yusufzai, click here

Also see: A life Devoted to Violence, The News, July 25, 2007

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