Baitullah Mehsud


Age: 35


Summary: tribal leader of the Islamic militant network Taliban in Pakistan who was blamed by the Pakistan government for his denied involvement in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on December 27, 2007, and who later became the prime suspect in the preliminary investigations behind the September 2007 bombings in Rawalpindi (he was even reported dead in 2008 but the rumors were later denied by the Taliban spokesmen).



Cause of Death: Injuries sustained during the August 5 airstrike


Born: 1974


Died: August 23, 2009


Location: South Waziristan, Afghanistan