July 25th, 2010
04:06 PM ET

Taliban claims responsibliity for assassination

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination of a Pakistani politician's son, a Taliban spokesman told CNN.

On Saturday night, gunman shot and killed 25-year-old Mian Rashid Hussain, the only son of Mian Iftikhar Hussain, who is provincial minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and a fierce Taliban critic.

In a phone call to CNN, Taliban spokesman Ihsan Ullah Ihsan said the elder Hussain is also on the Taliban's hit list.

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  1. Joe

    In a phone call to CNN, a Taliban spokeperson said that the Taliban claims responsibility for the assassination. My 64 million dollars question is, why CNN didn't try to track the number that the person called from, maybe if we knew the location and send the military they would have probably found more Taliban, I guess to kill.

    July 25, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. evan Mark

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    August 9, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |