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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wife and Father-in-Law of Taliban Leader Killed in Pakistan by US Drone, Four Children Injured

Al Jazeera English - CENTRAL/S. ASIA - Pakistan raid 'kills Mehsud's wife'
The wife and father-in-law of the leader of the Pakistani Taliban have reportedly been killed in an air raid in Pakistan's South Waziristan region.

A missile, suspected to have been fired from a US drone, reportedly destroyed the home of Akramud Din, the father-in-law of Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban, early on Wednesday.

"I confirm that the female that was killed in the strike was the wife of Baitullah Mehsud," a relative told the Reuters news agency by telephone on Wednesday.

The woman was reported to be Mehsud's second wife.

Four children were also injured in the overnight raid, local officials said.

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