TTP commander confesses to killing KP information minister’s son


The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)’s key commander in Karachi, Abdul Qayyum Mehsud, who had been arrested by the Crime Investigation Department (CID) confessed during interrogation on Wednesday to involvement in the assassination of the son of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain. According to CID Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Fayyaz Khan, The department arrested Mehsud last week from Manghopir along with three accomplices. He said a suicide vest, two rockets and other weapons were also seized from their possession. Khan said a police team had arrived in Karachi from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to interview the militant commander.
Mehsud had told police that along with his accomplices Kalimullah and Naqeebullah, he had attacked Rashid Hussain, the minister’s son. Rashid was killed in the attack while his cousin Amjad was injured. The SSP said Mehsud claimed further that he had targeted Rashid on orders from Baitullah Mehsud and Hakimullah Mehsud. He also claimed that both of his accomplices were killed in a US drone strike.