Pakistan’s army said Sunday it killed 60 “terrorists” as it battles to wrest control of part of the country from the Taliban.
Taliban official Hakeemullah Mehsud has been selected the new head of the Pakistani Taliban, a local Taliban commander in Pakistan’s federally administered tribal areas told CNN Saturday. Mehsud was selected Friday by a 42-member Taliban council, or shura, according to Taliban commander Qari Haris. Another Taliban official — Maulvi Faqir Mohammad — had been tapped as Mehsud’s deputy, Haris said.
Terrorist groups often boast about their unity of purpose, the single-minded pursuit of their apocalyptic goals.