Conspiracy to Murder a United States National While Outside the United States; Conspiracy to Use a Weapon of Mass Destruction Against a National of the United States While Outside the United States
REWARD: The Rewards For Justice Program, United States Department of State, is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading directly to the apprehension or conviction, in any country, of Hakimullah Mehsud.
Hakimullah Mehsud is wanted for his alleged involvement in the December 30, 2009 bombing of a United States military base located near the Afghan town of Khost, that lies along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The blast from the explosion killed seven United States citizens and injured six other United States citizens. The explosion occurred after a suicide bomber entered the military base and detonated a device that was hidden under his clothing.
On August 20, 2010, Mehsud was charged federally with conspiracy to murder a United States National while outside the United States and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction against a National of the United States while outside the United States. That same day, a federal warrant was issued by the United States District Court, District of Columbia, for Mehsud's arrest.
On September 1, 2010, the United States added Hakimullah Mehsud to its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists and the TTP to its list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.
Mehsud belongs to the Eshangai clan of the Mehsud tribe. Mehsud, believed to be a resident of the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) of Pakistan, is the leader of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), known as the Pakistani Taliban.