"Two missiles hit the compound, which was being used for training, and destroyed it. Initial reports say at least 10 people have been killed," a senior security official told AFP.
A local official also confirmed the strike but did not have a confirmed death toll.
There was no immediate confirmation of the strike from the Pakistani military or from the US-led coalition in Afghanistan.
Despite the fact that Mehsud is one of Pakistan's wanted men, the strike was one of the first in his territory since the United States dramatically stepped up the number of missile attacks on Pakistani soil earlier this year.
Bajaur: an interim assessment, Paki Victory.
Is the army going to leave Bajaur in the near future? No, according to Maj-Gen Khan, who thinks it may take “several months to extirpate the militants”. He said, “An immediate withdrawal of the army from the region was not possible as the operation might last another few months” and that “four additional wings of FC would be deployed to the area soon”. The determination of the army to stay put in the agency is in line with the “consensual” resolution of the parliament which recommended operation against militants and negotiation with those willing to abide by the Pakistan Constitution.
The army chief, General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani, has reiterated that the army will back the parliament’s decision to seek negotiation while protecting the integrity of Pakistan’s territory. The fact that 300 foreigners have been arrested from Bajaur alone reemphasises the role the army has to play to come to the help of the people living in the Tribal Areas. In Bajaur, increasingly the local people are forming posses of armed resistance to the Taliban-Al Qaeda combine and expect the national army to back them up as they take on the alien groups.
Crime wave sends Pindiites reeling
RAWALPINDI: The town reported more crime last week than the preceding week.
This belies City Police Officer Rao Muhammad Iqbal’s repeated claims of reining in lawlessness through better police patrols, especially after sunset.
Statistics show police registered six murders and 50 cases...
Robbers fall victim to vigilante justice
* Angry mobs kill two robbers, injure two in separate incidents
By Faraz Khan
KARACHI: Angry residents of Orangi Town and Nazimabad, in two separate incidents, badly beat up four alleged robbers, as a result of which one died on the spot, another succumbed to his injuries at the...