Pakistani Taliban confirm death of Hakimullah Mehsud

  • Reuters, Islamabad
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2013 02:35 IST

The Pakistani Taliban confirmed on Friday that their leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, had been killed in a drone strike in the lawless Pakistani region of North Waziristan, senior Taliban and Pakistani intelligence sources told Reuters.

"Hakimullah Mehsud's funeral is scheduled for 3 pm (Saturday) in Miranshah," an intelligence source said, referring to the main regional city.

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