16 Jan '12, 9am

Pakistan's Taleban leader reported dead in US strike

Pakistan's Taleban leader reported dead in US strike

The officials said they intercepted wireless radio chatter between Taleban fighters detailing how Hakimullah Mehsud (above) was killed while travelling in a convoy to a meeting in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border. -- PHOTO: REUTERS PESHAWAR, Pakistan (REUTERS) - The leader of the Pakistani Taleban, the militant movement that poses the gravest security threat to the country, is believed to have been killed by a United States (US) drone strike, four Pakistan intelligence officials told Reuters on Sunday. The officials said they intercepted wireless radio chatter between Taleban fighters detailing how Hakimullah Mehsud was killed while travelling in a convoy to a meeting in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border. A senior military official told Reuters there was no official confirmation that the Pakistani state's deadliest enemy had...

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