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US Announces $ 5 Million Each Reward For TTP Leaders

Washington: The United States has offered rewards of up to $ 5 million each for information leading to the location of top two leaders of Pakistan-based Tehreek-e- Taliban (TTP) Hakimullah Mehsud and Wali Ur Rehman.
PTI September 02, 2010 8:46 IST
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Washington: The United States has offered rewards of up to $ 5 million each for information leading to the location of top two leaders of Pakistan-based Tehreek-e- Taliban (TTP) Hakimullah Mehsud and Wali Ur Rehman.

The announcement came soon after the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) and its chief Hakimullah Mehsud and his deputy Wali Ur Rehman were declared as foreign terrorist outfits by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and arrest warrants issued against them by the Justice Department.  

"Under their direction, the terrorist organisation Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP, launched a suicide bombing at a US military base in Afghanistan, attacked the US Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, and planned the failed bombing in New York City's Time Square," said Robert Hartung, Assistant Director of the Threat Investigations and Analysis Directorate in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

"In Southern Asia,  Mehsud and Rehman have planned and organised the killing of citizens from both the United States and Pakistan," he told reporters at a special news conference.

"These individuals are dedicated terrorists, and they are attempting to extend their bloody reach into the American homeland. They are a danger to the interests of the United States, to its facilities and its citizens," he said.

"For that reason, we urge anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr Mehsud or Mr Rehman to contact the rewards for Justice Program, a US Embassy or US Consulate or a US military commander immediately," Hartung said.  PTI