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Tarkistan Baitni to 'continue Zainuddin's mission'
2009-06-25
Taliban commander Tarkistan Baitni has said he would continue assassinated commander Qari Zainuddin's mission to pursue Baitullah Mehsud, a private TV channel reported on Wednesday.

According to the channel, Baitni was addressing the gathering at the funeral of Qari Zainuddin. He said he had parted ways with Baitullah because the latter started to carry out suicide attacks on Pakistani civilians. Baitni said a meeting would soon be called to announce Zainuddin's successor.

Separately, Mehsud's men attacked an office of Baitni in Tank, but no casualties were reported. Also in Tank, two Taliban were killed and one injured in a clash between fighters of Baitullah and Abdullah Mehsud, the channel said. It said security forces had cordoned off the area and started an operation against the Taliban.
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