Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hakimullah Mehsud reported dead in US strike

Intercepted militant radio communications indicate the leader of the Pakistani Taliban Hakimullah Mehsud may have been killed in a recent U.S. drone strike, Pakistani intelligence officials said Sunday.Some militants confirmed Mehsud was dead, and one criticized others for talking about the issue over the radio. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters. Pakistani Taliban spokesman Asimullah Mehsud denied the group's leader was killed and said he was not in the area where the drone strike occurred.

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